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The effects of the 2013 Pacific typhoon season in the Philippines were considered some of the worst in decades. Throughout the year, a series of typhoons impacted the country, with the worst impacts coming from Typhoon Haiyan, especially in death toll, during November.

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Even though September was weak, with Typhoon Odette impacting southern Taiwan and extreme northern Luzon, October was relatively active as well as dual typhoons appearing three times within the month. Just like Maring, Quedan enhanced the monsoon. The storm later intensified into a strong typhoon just in the upper part of the PAR, and later making landfall over eastern China with extreme damages. When Quedan was exiting the PAR, Ramil briefly entered their area while intensifying into a Category 4 typhoon. During the mid-week of the month, Typhoon Santi made landfall over central Luzon, with extreme damages. Category 5 Typhoon Francisco weakened to a minimal typhoon before entering their area with a codename of Urduja.

The last four named storms by PAGASA was from the last week of October until the mid-week of November. During late-October, Vinta made landfall over northern Luzon with little damages. As November came in, the PAGASA had monitored a weak Tropical Depression Wilma which had brought minor damages and a waterspout in southern Visayas. Later that week, Typhoon Haiyan entered the area as a rapidly intensifying storm system with a fast-pace speed and was named Yolanda by PAGASA. The monstrous typhoon first made landfall over eastern Visayas with the JTWC unofficially estimating wind speeds of up to 305km/h (190mph). This made Haiyan the strongest storm globally to make landfall, in terms of 1-minute sustained wind speeds, until the record was broken by Typhoon Goni 7 years later. Upon impact, the storm produced a large storm surge, which was a primary cause for the abnormally high death toll of nearly 7,000 people Haiyan caused in the Phillipines. Just like the formation of Bising during January, the last named storm, Zoraida, formed and impacted southern Philippines with hardly any deaths and damages. No storms formed after that from November through to the end of the year.

Ahead of Utor affecting the Philippines, PAGASA issued various tropical cyclone signals for Luzon and Visayas, including signal 3 for the provinces of Aurora and Isabela and signal 1 for Metro Manila.[37] As Utor approached Central Luzon, a Malacanang Palace spokesperson called that local government to prepare and evacuate residents living near slopes, mountains and sea.[38] Thirty-two provinces in Luzon and Manila had been placed under signal warnings.[39] In Isabela, 67 families were evacuated before landfall. Under the anticipation of a direct hit, the local Pangasinan government placed the entire province on red alert. On August 11, the governor announced the suspension of classes from pre-school to tertiary level. Government and private offices were also suspended. Rescue equipment and rubber boats had also been placed in the disaster risk area of the province.[40] In the said regions, the government advised all to not engage on water sports or rough seas due to the anticipated rough seas.[41]

Even though Trami didn't made landfall over the Philippines, the storm did enhanced the southwest monsoon which brought extreme flooding throughout most of the country on August 18. Due to this, the government declares suspension of classes in some areas and PAGASA subsequently issued several rainfall advisories. Major areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces reported severe flooding. The Marikina River as high as 19 meters, forcing authorities evacuate nearby residents. 8 people in the Philippines have been killed due to flooding.[48][49][50][51][52][53] Monsoon rains are seen in Metro Manila, Regions I, IV-A, IV-B and V which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.[54][55][56] The NDRRMC quickly mobilized units from the military and its reserves in response to critical areas being hit by rising floodwaters. Units from both MMDA and PNRC also responded to the call and pre-positioned its personnel along critical areas of Metro Manila. According to NDRRMC's last report on August 30, in total, Trami has caused P690 million (US$15.4 million) of damage and killed a total of 27 people, in which 30 injured and 4 missing.[47][57]

October was the busiest month for typhoons over the Western Pacific, with six of them entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility, although most of the typhoons brushed past the northern part of the area without making any effects over the country.[68]

During October 9, PAGASA issued Public Storm Warning Signal #1 for the island province of Catanduanes, before expanding the areas under Signal 1 early the next day to include Aurora, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Isabela, the Polilio Islands and Quezon due to the incoming and intensifying Typhoon Nari, or Typhoon Santi.[69][70][71] Later that day after the system had intensified into a typhoon and accelerated slightly towards the Philippines slightly, PAGASA placed 17 areas in Luzon under Signal #1, 14 areas under Signal #2 and Aurora Province under Signal #3.[72] During October 11, the areas under signal 3 were expanded to include Benguet, Ifugao, Ilocos Sur, Isabela, La Union, Pangasinan, Polilio Island, Quirino, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac.[73] Over the next day, the warnings were gradually revised before they were all subsequently cancelled during October 12, as the system moved out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility and was moving towards Vietnam.[74][75] Within the Philippines a total of 15 people were left dead while 5 were missing from Typhoon Nari.[68][76]

Before Krosa (Vinta) struck the Philippines, PAGASA issued Signal #3 for portions of northern Luzon, where winds were expected to reach over 100 km/h (60 mph). The agency noted for the potential for flooding and landslides.[77] High winds knocked down trees across Luzon,[78] and left about 80% of Cagayan province without power,[79] as well as some areas without internet or cellphone service. Portions of the Pan-Philippine Highway were blocked, and in Lal-Lo, Cagayan, a car crashed into a gasoline truck due to power outages.[80] Agriculture damage was estimated at P273 million (PHP, $6.3 million USD),[nb 1][82] occurring just before the start of the harvest.[80] Across the island, the typhoon damaged 32,745 houses, including 3,837 that were destroyed,[82] forcing 65,648 people to evacuate to storm shelters. Overall, Krosa killed four people in the Philippines,[83] and left P273 million (PHP, US$6.4 million) in damage.[nb 1] After the storm, workers quickly restored power lines, while the government provided monetary assistance to storm-ravaged families,[84] after Cagayan was declared a state of calamity. Members of the Philippine military and Department of Public Works and Highways worked to clean up following the storm.[68][85]

Typhoon Haiyan, called typhoon "Yolanda" in the Philippines, caused catastrophic damage throughout much of the islands of Leyte, where cities and towns were largely destroyed.[89] As of April 17, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) confirmed 6,300 fatalities across the country, 5,877 of those taking place in the Eastern Visayas.[90] The actual death toll remains unclear, being claimed to be at least 10,000 by the victims from Tacloban City, Leyte alone. The total loss of life is estimated to be as low as 2,500 by President Benigno Aquino III. As of November 13, Red Cross estimated that 22,000 people were missing while approximately 65,500 people were listed as such through Google Person Finder. Google, however, cautioned that this value is not to be read into, as shown during the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami when more than 600,000 names were listed in contrast to the final death toll of roughly 20,000.[89]

Guiuan in Eastern Samar was the point of Haiyan's first landfall, and was severely affected due to the typhoon's impacts.[97] Nearly all structures in the township suffered at least partial damage, many of which were completely flattened.[98] For several days following Haiyan's first landfall, the damage situation in the fishing town remained unclear due to lack of communication.[99] However, the damage could finally be assessed after Philippine Air Force staff arrived in Guiuan on November 10.[100]

There was widespread devastation from the storm surge in Tacloban City especially in San Jose, with many buildings being destroyed, trees knocked over or broken, and cars piled up.[95] The low-lying areas on the eastern side of Tacloban city were hardest hit, with some areas completely washed away. Flooding also extended for 1 km (0.62 mi) inland on the east coast of the province.[95] City administrator Tecson John Lim stated that roughly 90 percent of the city had been destroyed.[89] Journalists on the ground have described the devastation as, "off the scale, and apocalyptic".[101] Most families in Samar and Leyte lost some family members or relatives; families came in from outlying provinces looking for relatives, especially children, who may have been washed away.[102] The entire first floor of the Tacloban City Convention Center, which was serving as an evacuation shelter, was submerged by storm surge. Many residents in the building were caught off-guard by the fast rising waters and subsequently drowned or were injured in the building.[103] There is also a cultural view in the country that swimming in a typhoon's storm surge is considered to be a brave way to survive, which mostly contributed to the large death toll.[103]

Casiguran, Aurora (not the entire province as earlier stated) has been placed under a state of calamity late Monday, August 12, due to the extensive damage from the typhoon. On Tuesday, Dilasag and Dinalungan were also placed under a state of calamity.

Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary is situated on higher ground to the east of Manila and has been spared significant flooding, although staff, students, and faculty, are in their second day of no classes as a result of the weather. 041b061a72

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