Juan G.R. Philippines needs material and financial support for typhoons disaster recovery.
Water and Irrigation. .: Vol 5, No. 1: 38-39, December, 2014, Spain.
From January to December 2014 in the Pacific has happened a great cyclone activity with a total of 35 shocks between tropical depressions, tropical storms and typhoons. Of them this year, eight caused damage in the Philippines, three typhoons, one severe tropical storm, three tropical storms and one tropical depression, the country has been affected during all seasons, winter, spring, summer and fall and could not recover from so many floods and destruction, because the weather conditions have not given respite. Also in November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful in history devastated the Philippines and caused 6,300 deaths and fourteen million homeless and still has not recovered. Philippines needs urgent technical assistance, food and material aid , as well as financial support to recover as soon as possible of both natural disaster. Already has international aid but it is necessary that this continues for 2015.
From January to December 2014 in the Pacific has happened a great cyclone activity with a total of 35 shocks between tropical depressions, tropical storms and typhoons. Of them this year, eight caused damage in Philippines: Glenda, Luis and Ruby typhoons this latter also called Hagupit; Queenie severe tropical storm, tropical storms Agathon, Ester and Mario, the tropical depression Karting. In the winter and spring was damaged by two tropical storms in the summer of much activity the country was affected by Glenda and Luis typhoons, the tropical storm Mario and Tropical Depression Karting, in autumn Philippines is hit again this time by severe tropical storm Queenie and finally by Typhoon Ruby.
Already on January 13 of 2014, in winter the first tropical storm this year, called Agathon caused flooding and landslides in the region of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, the death toll rose to 15. The Service Administration Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Philippine, PAGASA assigns names to tropical cyclones that move into or form a tropical depression in the area of their responsibility.
Finishing the spring, in June Philippines again suffered flooding in the north, this time caused by Tropical Storm Ester.
During the summer Philippines again is affected by cyclonic activity, in early summer in July was damaged by Typhoon Glenda with a minimum barometric pressure of 935 hPa. This time in September suffers great economic damage as consecuence from Tropical Depression Karding, typhoon Luis and tropical storm Mario, who appeared consecutively, one after another, causing torrential rains, heavy flooding, landslides, considerable property damage and loss of life.
In the fall of 2014 in late November and early December, again Philippines is affected by severe tropical storm Queenie and later by Typhoon Ruby appointed first as Hagupit by the Meteorological Agency of Japan, JMA The Hagupit typhoon reached maximum speeds winds of 285 kilometers / hour and a barometric pressure of minimum of 905 hPa, the December 3 typhoon entered the area Filipina Responsibility and was named: Ruby by PAGASA. The typhoon made landfall in the Philippines on December 6 in the town of Dolores, Samar province was the worst hit, eventually it was weakened by the capital Manila heading toward Vietnam, the wind force in the 8 day had been reduced to 105 kilometers per hour, the typhoon had become a storm tropical. On their way through Philippines typhoon left 28 dead, thousands of homes damaged or destroyed, thousands of hectares flooded, and half a million evacuees and huge economic losses, torrential rainfall accumulated from 3 to 8 December in some regions of typhoon influence were about 450 mm.
In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful in history with maximum wind speeds of 315 kilometers / hour and a minimum barometric pressure of 895 hPa, devastated the Philippines and caused 6,300 deaths, over a thousand missing and fourteen million homeless.
The Philippine News Agency reported that so far have offered to assist in the recovery of the areas affected eleven countries: Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. Other countries give humanitarian aid.
The Philippines has been affected by tropical storms and typhoons during all seasons, winter, spring, summer and autumn and could not recover from so many floods and destruction, as the weather conditions have not given respite, also not yet has recovered from the damage of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Philippines needs urgent humanitarian aid, technical assistance, food and supplies aid, as well as economic support to recover as soon as possible of both natural disaster. Already has international aid but it is necessary that this continues for 2015.