November 4, 2000 |
At least 26 people were killed and more than 100,000 others fled their homes Friday as Typhoon Bebinca slammed into the northern Philippine island of Luzon and roared through Manila, the capital, officials and radio reports said. The storm triggered landslides and flooded many areas. Schools, government offices and many shops and banks were closed. Packing winds up to 95 mph, the storm was about 105 miles west of Manila midday Friday, moving toward southern China, the weather bureau said.
December 7, 1993 |
A typhoon that killed at least 21 people Monday left southeastern Luzon, the main Philippine island, a disaster area as a second storm headed its way. The storm caused floods throughout southeastern Luzon that forced at least 20,000 people from their homes.
June 29, 1990 |
Typhoon Percy killed at least eight people and left more than 31,000 people homeless in a destructive sweep across the northern Philippines, officials said Thursday. Weather officials said that Percy, which has peak winds of 100 m.p.h., was moving away from the Philippines and was expected to strike north of Hong Kong within the next 24 hours.
October 24, 1998 |
Typhoon Babs raced toward southern China today after leaving at least 124 people dead, crops flattened and more than 100,000 people homeless in the Philippines. Philippines President Joseph Estrada declared a state of calamity in three provinces and a city in the worst-hit area on the southern tip of Luzon Island. More provinces were expected to be added to the list once the full extent of the damage was determined.
June 27, 1993 |
Typhoon Koryn slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday, killing seven people and unleashing mudflows that forced more than 18,000 to flee for their lives, officials said. President Fidel V. Ramos spoke of disaster across northern Luzon island after the typhoon struck before dawn, reaching peak speeds of 110 m.p.h. "I have declared a state of calamity in 16 provinces and six cities.
June 18, 1991 |
Two days after Mt. Pinatubo buried Subic Bay Naval Base in nearly a foot of volcanic ash, crushing 122 buildings and cutting electricity and water, Linda Hardy woke up at sunrise Monday and decided to cook breakfast. "So I went outside, built a fire and made coffee," she said. A friend then helped her barbecue a freezer full of fast-defrosting steak, chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs. "We can't possibly eat it in one day, but what else can we do?"