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26 Jun 1993 description


DHA-GENEVA 93/0247

PHILIPPINES - TYPHOON KORYN
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
26 JUNE 1993

1. THIS MORNING TYPHOON KORYN HIT NORTHERN PHILIPPINES KILLING AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE AND UNLEASHING MUDFLOWS FORCING MORE THAN 18,000 PEOPLE TO FLEE THEIR HOMES, ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

2. KORYN'S 180 KM/H WINDS DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE, CAUSING POWER AND TELEPHONE LINE CUTS. ENSUING RAINS FLOODED LOW-LYING AREAS MANILA AND AFFECTED AIR TRAFFIC.