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Typhoon CONSON Death Toll Rises to 72

Posted by feww on July 18, 2010

CONSON Leaves 72 dead with at least 95 others missing in the Philippines and Vietnam

Typhoon CONSON (Basyang) claimed 68 lives in the Philippines with another 84 people reported missing. Up to 30,000 homes were reportedly destroyed or damaged.

At least 2 people were also killed in China, and 2 in Vietnam with 11 others reported as missing.

“Conson slammed into the country on Tuesday, directly hitting the capital Manila as it cut westward into the South China Sea with a ferocity that caught weather forecasters by surprise.” AFP reported.

Bystanders look at the body of a dead fisherman in Mariveles, Bataan. Credit: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Typhoon CONSON lost most of it ferocity, slamming into  northern Vietnam as a tropical storm late Saturday, having pummeled the Philippines and the Chinese island of Hainan earlier in the week. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in the north of Vietnam.

CONSON is downgraded to a tropical depression, but should continue to dump more rain in the mountainous areas in the north  of Vietnam causing flash floods and landslides for another 48 to 72 hours.

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CONSON Restrengthens to Typhoon Force

Posted by feww on July 16, 2010

CONSON Stirs South China Sea with 150-km Winds

The Typhoon’s 2nd Attack Brings Lots More Rain and Thunderstorms

CONSON could strengthen to a Cat 2B hurricane with sustained winds of up to 170 km/hr before making its next landfall.

Typhoon CONSON – VIS/IR Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

CONSON Summary at 6:00UTC – July 16, 2010 [Estimated by Fire-Earth]

  • Location: Near 17.3N, 109.8E
  • Position: About 150 km SE of Hainan
  • Max Sustained Winds: 150 km/hr
  • Wind Gusts: 185 km/hr
  • Movement: West (270 degrees) at 16 km/hr
  • Max Wave Heights: 6m (18 feet)

CONSON Projected Path

Typhoon CONSON – IR satellite image with forecast path superimposed. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

Typhoon CONSON – IR (NHC Enhancement) Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

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Mirinae Carved a Path of Death and Mayhem in Vietnam

Posted by feww on November 4, 2009

Tropical Cyclone Mirinae Left a Trail of Death and Destruction Behind in Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia

At Least 117 dead, hundreds injured, thousands of homes destroyed or damaged, thousands of hectares of rice and other croplands ruined.

Typhoon Mirinae killed at least 25 people in Philippines, with several others reported missing, after making landfall on October 30, 2009. The storm damaged about 15,000 structures, mostly houses, affecting about 100,000.

Mirinae temporarily lost its sting and weakened to a tropical depression as it passed over Luzon.

On November 2, 2009 it made another land fall in Vietnam’s central coastal areas as a tropical storm. It triggered severe flooding killing at least 90 people with 11 others reported as missing, and at least 60 injured, according to the officials.

More than 80,000 people were evacuated.

“Most of the victims were because of serious floods that hit the provinces of Phu Yen, Binh Dinh and Gia Lai in particular,” an official said.

Some 338 mm (13 inches) of rain fell in Vietnam’s central regions, according to the country’s national disaster committee, destroying or damaging about 2,600 homes and up to 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of farmland.

“Rain is not very heavy now but several areas in our province are seriously flooded,” an official said.

Mirinae left two people dead in Cambodia.

In September, TS Ketsana, one of Vietnam’s worst disasters in recent years, left about 165 people dead with hundreds more injured. It unleashed severe floods, inundated many thousands of homes and damaged thousands of hectares of ready to harvest rice paddies and croplands.

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