Articles by Cecilia Yap

Another Severe Storm Threatens Philippines Just Days After Super Typhoon Goni

The Philippines is bracing for a severe tropical storm that’s expected to hit its northern tip days after Super Typhoon Goni left. Storm Atsani will likely strengthen into a typhoon with peak intensity of 120 kilometers per hour as it …

World’s Strongest Storm in 2020 Kills at Least 16 in Philippines

The world’s strongest storm this year killed at least 16 people in the Philippines, and sent tens of thousands more to evacuation centers, risking coronavirus infection. Nearly 458,000 people were evacuated mostly in the main island of Luzon, including 177 …

New Storm Takes Aim at Philippines, Just Days After Devastation of Typhoon Molave

The Philippines is bracing for a new storm that will hit the Southeast Asian nation this weekend, days after Typhoon Molave left at least 16 people dead and thousands in evacuation sites. Goni, which developed into a severe tropical storm, …

Typhoon Kammuri Hits Philippines, Killing at Least 3, Displacing 500,000 More

The Philippines reopened its main airport late Tuesday as Typhoon Kammuri heads to the South China Sea, leaving at least three people dead and displacing half a million more. Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s runways were opened at 6 p.m. local …

Tropical Storm Usman Becomes Philippines’ 2nd Deadliest Weather Disaster in 2018

Tropical Storm Usman, which entered the Philippines on Christmas Day, emerged as the deadliest weather disaster for the country this year following Typhoon Mangkhut in September. Usman, a slow-moving storm with winds of up to 55 kilometers (34 miles) an …

Typhoon Yutu Slams into Philippines, Traveling Path of Super Storm Mangkhut

Typhoon Yutu slammed into northern Philippines on Tuesday and is traveling a path similar to last month’s super storm Mangkhut that killed at least 82 people and damaged about $500 million of farm output in the Southeast Asian nation. More …

Philippine Authorities Move People to Safer Grounds as Typhoon Approaches

Philippine authorities started to move people to safer grounds as Typhoon Yutu approaches, tracking a path similar to last month’s storm that devastated rice-producing provinces in the main island of Luzon. Yutu, which last week became the strongest storm since …

Powerful Typhoon Mangkhut Triggers Evacuations in Philippines

A powerful typhoon is expected to make a landfall in the Philippines’ main Luzon island on Saturday, prompting authorities to place 17 areas on alert and start evacuations. Classified by the Hong Kong Observatory as a super typhoon, Mangkhut accelerated …

Philippine Flooding Kills at Least 6, Displaces Many Thousands

At least six people died and tens of thousands fled their homes as monsoon rain triggered flooding in the Philippine capital and nearby areas, reminiscent of the deadly Typhoon Ketsana nine years ago. About 1.1 million people have been affected …

Typhoon Haima Batters Philippines; Weakened Storm Heads to China

More than 90,000 people were evacuated after Typhoon Haima left vast areas of the Philippines flooded and without electricity as the strongest storm to hit the nation this year heads toward China. Haima, a Category 5 super typhoon before it …