Sendong is deadliest cyclone to hit PH in 12 years, death toll now over 1,000

GMA News Online reports: "The number of casualties from tropical storm (TS) Sendong has breached the 1,000 mark, making it the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines in the last 12 years."

GMA News Online reports: "The number of casualties from tropical storm (TS) Sendong has breached the 1,000 mark, making it the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines in the last 12 years."

 

The report revealed that "data culled by GMA News Research had earlier tagged tropical depression (TD) Winnie in 2004 as the deadliest cyclone to hit the country since 2000, with 893 casualties."

 

However, on Wednesday, December 21, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos disclosed, "Lumagpas na sa 1,000 yung bilang ng patay (There are now over 1,000 people dead)."

 

According to GMA News Research, aside from Sendong, the following are the deadliest cyclones to hit the country in the last 12 years: TD Winnie (2004; 893 casualties), Typhoon Reming (2006; 734 casualties); TY Frank (2008; 557 casualties), TS Pepeng (2009; 465 casualties), TS Ondoy (2009; 464 casualties), TY Nanang (2001; 236 casualties), TY Milenyo (2006; 213 casualties), TY Feria (2001; 188 casualties), Reming (2000; 114 casualties), and TY Basyang (2010; 102 casualties).

 

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