Tropical Cyclone Doksuri, known locally as Maring, cut across Luzon Island in the Philippines between 11 and 13 September, 2017, bringing with it heavy rain that caused flooding and some landslides in three regions.
According to WMO figures, Alabat in the province of Quezon, Calabarzon Region, recorded 528 mm of rain in 24 hours between 11 and 12 September, 2017.
The Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC), part of the Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), reports that 8,793 people from 2,103 families have been affected across 109 barangays in Metro Manila (NCR), Central Luzon and Calabarzon regions.
Over 7,000 of those affected were in the Calabarzon region, with 2,591 in Laguna, 3,827 in Quezon. As of 13 September there were 6,430 people displaced from their homes and staying in evacuation centres in the region.
A total of 18 houses were damaged by storm Doksuri, of which, 6 were partially damaged while 12 were left totally damaged in Calabarzon. Most of the damage was in Silang in Cavite and Mabitac and San Pablo City in Laguna.
According to local media, as of 13 September, 4 people had died and 6 were missing as a result of the storm. Two died in a landslide in Taytay, Rizal province, Calabarzon. Other deaths were reported in Pasay city, Metro Manila and Lucena, Quezon province, Calabarzon Region.
As of 13 September, 5 people were still missing after a house was swept away by a swollen river in Laguna province. One further missing person was reported in Cavite province.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday that Doksuri is about to exit Philippine Area Of Responsibility (PAR) as it approaches the western boundary of Philippine territory.
Over the next 24 hours Doksuri is forecast to strengthen and pass south of Hainan island province, China and on to Vietnam.
Another storm, Typhoon Talim (locally known as Lannie), looked to be heading towards the Philippines over the last few days. However, PAGASA reported that Talim has also exited PAR and was approaching the Ryukyu and Miyako Islands in Japan. Miyakojima recorded 161 mm of rain between 12 and 13 September.
Rainfall Totals, Philippines
11 to 12 September
- Alabat – 528 mm
- Calapan – 77 mm
- Infanta – 201.1 mm
12 to 13 September
- Tayabas – 81.5 mm
- Ninoy Aquino Airport – 52.4 mm
- Subic Bay – 79 mm
- Sangley point – 70.8 mm
- Ambulong 60.4 mm
- Science Garden – 66.6 mm
- Manila – 98.7 mm
- Tanay – 85.0 mm
B - Pasay city (Philippines)
C - Lucena (Philippines)
D - Laguna (Philippines)
E - Nghe An (Vietnam)
F - Ha Tinh (Vietnam)
G - Quang Binh (Vietnam)
H - Quang Tri
I - Thanh Hoa
J - Thua Thien Hue
K - Phitsanulok (Thailand)
L - Phrae (Thailand)
M - Kalay (Myanmar)
Alabat, Quezon, Calabarzon Region, Philippines - September 11 to September 12, 2017
Cua Viet in Quang Tri province, Vietnam - September 14 to September 15, 2017
Phrae, Thailand - September 16, 2017
Myittha River at Kalay, Sagaing, Myanmar - September 19 to September 20, 2017
Danger level is 11 metres
Philippines - September 11 to September 13, 2017
Two died in a landslide in Taytay, Rizal province, Calabarzon. Other deaths were reported in Pasay city, Metro Manila and Lucena, Quezon province, Calabarzon Region.
Vietnam - September 15 to September 17, 2017
Fatalities occurred in Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, and Quang Binh ( 2 in each) and Nghe An and Thua Thien Hue provinces.
Vietnam - September 15 to September 18, 2017
152,559 houses damaged and 10,923 houses flooded