Philippines: Typhoon Imbudo - Jul 2003
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by Teresita Usapdin in Quirino Province
MANILA, Philippines - On July 2, 2003, Isabela Province of Luzon Island in the Philippines suffered its worst typhoon in ten years. From 6 a.m. to 5:50 p.m., Imbudo, a Category Four typhoon, battered the region with winds of over 200 km/h. Although the rainfall was not heavy, the winds were strong enough to uproot trees that were decades old. Many electric poles collapsed, causing a blackout that covered the entire province. The government estimated it would take one month to restore electricity to its residents.
Beijing (dpa) - The death toll has risen to at least 20 after Typhoon Imbudo swept through southern China and destroyed thousands of homes this week, state media said on Saturday.
At least 12 people died in the Guangxi region, following at least eight deaths on Thursday and Friday in neighbouring Guangdong province, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The seventh typhoon to hit southern China this year affected some 7.4 million people, the agency said.
The cost of the damage caused by the typhoon is estimated to be about 1 billion yuan (120 million dollars) in Guangdong, where …
One of the most powerful typhoons in years ripped into southern China Thursday (July 24) after claiming 21 lives in the Philippines and injuring hundreds across its path.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0112
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Philippines - Typhoon Imbudo
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Geneva, 23 July 2003