Super Typhoon 'Paeng' hits landslide-prone areas

Seven of the top 10 landslide-prone provinces in the country were hit by super typhoon Paeng.  Five of these provinces are in the Cordillera Administrative Region (Northern Luzon):
  1. Benguet (CAR)

  2. Mt. Province (CAR)

  3. Abra (CAR)

  4. Ifugao (CAR)

  5. Kalinga-Apayao (CAR)*

  6. Catanduanes (Region 5)

  7. Nueva Vizcaya (Region 2)

The common characteristics of landslide-prone areas are

  • Elevated areas

  • Along drainage paths going to low lying areas

 

 

* Kalinga-Apayao was split into distinct provinces of Kalinga and Apayao in 1995
 

 

Six of the top 10 flood-prone provinces were hit by super typhoon Paeng:

  1. Pampanga (Region 3)

  2. Nueva Ecija (Region 3)

  3. Pangasinan  (Region 1)

  4. Tarlac (Region 3)

  5. Bulacan (Region 3)Ilocos Norte (Region 1)

  6. Ilocos Norte (Region 2)
     

The common characteristics of flood-prone areas are:

  • Prominent drainage systems

  • Natural catch basins

  • Low lying areas

 

Two super typhoons have hit the Philippines since October 1998:

  • Harurot - July 2003

  • Paeng - October 2006

Both these super typhoons hit Northern Luzon.  Three of the provinces placed under Signal number 4 in July 2003 (Harurot) were also placed under Signal number 4 this time.

 

ST Harurot (July 2003)

ST Paeng (Oktubre 29, 2006)
  • Isabela

  • Southern Cagayan

  • Northern Aurora

  • Isabela

  • Southern Cagayan

  • Northern Aurora

  • Quirino

 

 

Paeng also hit the following provinces:
 

 

REGION 1

REGION 2

CAR

REGION  3

REGION 4A

REGION 5

PANGASINAN

ISABELA*

IFUGAO

AURORA*

QUEZON

CATANDUANES

ILOCOS NORTE

CAGAYAN*

BENGUET

NUE. ECIJA

RIZAL

CAMARINES SUR

ILOCOS SUR

QUIRINO*

MT. PROVINCE

TARLAC

 

CAMRINES NORTE

 

NUEVA. VIZCAYA

KALINGA

PAMPANGA

 

ALBAY

 

 

ABRA

BULACAN

 

 

 

 

APAYAO

ZAMBALES

 

 

                        *Reached signal number 4 on October 29, 2006