Typhoon Ketsana, 2009

  • Formed on the 26th September 2009 in the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines
  • Dropped 455mm of rain in Manila within 24 hours-record amount of rainfall
  • Category 2 typhoon at landfall, with sustained winds of 90mph
  • It brought catastrophic flooding to Manila which killed 246 people
  • Flooding also affected more than 2 million homes
  • In Vietnam, Ketsana destroyed 170,000 homes and the evacuation of 350,000 people followed.
  • 464 people died as a result of the typhoon.

Hurricane Katrina, 2005

  • Formed on August 25th in the Atlantic Ocean just off the Bahamas
  • Category 1 hurricane at Florida, still killed 9 people and damage of $600 million
  • Gathered up strength over Gulf of Mexico and became Category 5 (the worst)
  • State of Louisiana worst affected with deaths of 1577 people, caused huge flooding in New Orleans.
  • Cost the USA $89.6 billion, worst in US history.
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Leyte Landslide, 2006

  • Occured on Febuary 17th due to a minor earthquake which was of a 2.6 magnitude
  • Official death toll stands at 1,126
  • It was able to bury an entire village including a school
  • Also occured because of weeks of heavy rain
  • Heavy rain was also due because of the natural phenomenon, La Nina.

Ferguson Landslide, 2006

  • Occured in Spring 2006 near the Yosemite National Park, California
  • A slide of 800 metres cubed buried part of State Highway 140
  • Closed highway for 92 days and affected businesses in Yosemite greatly
  • Businesses recorded losses of $4.8 million
  • This was largely caused by an exceptionally wet spring in 2005 and also in 2006
  • The landslide was specifically located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains which endure numerous landslides each year.
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