Nov 8, 2013

Philippines Typhoon History

Visayas
Philippines
by
Christopher Burt
,
Weather Underground
Western Pacific tropical storm paths for the period of 1980-2005. As one can the Philippines is obliterated under all the lines delineating the various tracks. Only the southern portion of Mindanao Island is visible. Image: Wikicommons
Western Pacific tropical storm paths for the period of 1980-2005. As one can the Philippines is obliterated under all the lines delineating the various tracks. Only the southern portion of Mindanao Island is visible. Image: Wikicommons

Super Typhoon Haiyan...was the most powerful typhoon on record to strike the nation and one of the, if not the, strongest land-falling tropical storm in modern world history...No other country on earth is struck by tropical storms as often as the Philippines. On average about 5-10 storms actually strike the island chain each year, most often the northernmost island of Luzon. On Luzon typhoons normally graze the very northeastern portion of the island which, for good reason, is sparsely populated...It is almost certain that Super Typhoon Haiyan will become at least the most destructive typhoon in Philippines history although, hopefully, not its deadliest.