July 23, 1991 |
A weekend typhoon killed 84 people and injured 4,362 in southern China's Guangdong province, according to news reports Monday. Typhoon Amy, the second typhoon to hit southern China in a week, also destroyed 38,000 homes and damaged 480,000 acres of farmland, said the Yangcheng Evening News of Canton, capital of Guangdong province. Damage exceeded $3.7 million, it added.
September 2, 1991 |
Thousands of people, many screaming in terror, fled Sunday as steaming volcanic mudflows up to 20 feet high swept through villages and swamped parts of a former U.S. air base in the Philippines. One man drowned when he was swept into a river by the torrent of mud and rocks from the Mt. Pinatubo volcano, police said. He died in Sapang Bato village outside Angeles, a city of 270,000 people, 50 miles north of Manila. Seven people were reported missing, including four who fell into rivers.
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.
August 31, 1992 |
Steaming mudflows thundered down from Mt. Pinatubo volcano and buried hundreds of houses in their path, leaving eight people dead and forcing about 50,000 others from their homes, Philippine officials said Sunday. The mudflows struck the northern Philippine region, already reeling from two weeks of heavy flooding that has severely affected more than 800,000 people, the social welfare department said.
August 22, 1991 |
Mudflows from Mt. Pinatubo volcano killed 24 people, buried houses and toppled bridges, forcing tens of thousands to flee to high ground in the northern Philippines, officials said Wednesday. Air force helicopters plucked trapped villagers from rooftops in Santa Rita in Pampanga province, 30 miles north of Manila, army Maj. Fredelito Alegre said. Monsoon rains Tuesday set off the biggest avalanche of mud and volcanic rock from Pinatubo's slopes since the volcano first erupted June 9.
July 27, 1991 |
An earthquake, floods and mudflows struck parts of the Philippines on Friday, causing panic and adding to the misery of a nation recovering from the devastation of last month's eruption of the Mt. Pinatubo volcano. Heavy rains drenched Manila throughout the day, flooding major streets at the evening rush hour and forcing the evacuation of 3,800 people. At least two people were killed when they stepped on a submerged electric wire, police said.