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Flood, landslide and storm in Manila, the Philippines

Monday, 19 August 2013

Type of Event:
Flood, Landslide, Tropical Storm
Location of Event:
Manila, the Philippines
Date of Charter Activation:
19 August 2013
Charter Requestor:
Asia Disaster Reduction Centre (ADRC) on behalf of Manila Observatory
Project Management:
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)

Description of the event

The capital city of the Philippines, Manila, has been flooded by monsoon rains caused by Tropical Storm Trami (known locally as Maring). 5000 people have been evacuated from Metro Manila, where water levels have reached knee height in some areas. At least three people have been reported killed so far and several are missing.

The Philippines were still recovering from the effects of Typhoon Utor (locally Labuyo) which passed over the Philippines last week. Though the nation is regularly victim to storms, this has been reported as the worst this year. The weather bureau declared a red alert for the situation on 18 August until downgrading it to yellow on the morning of 19 August as the rains lessened from heavy to moderate.

Offices and schools have been shut down in the city centre and local water reservoirs have reached their limits, leading to some of the floodgates being opened to avoid uncontrolled flooding.

Close to Manila, flooding reached as high as waist, and even neck, deep in some areas of Cavite.

A state of calamity has been declared in the province of Manila and it is forecast that the storm will continue until 21 August, bringing further rain and potential landslides.
 

Typhoon Trami in the Philippines

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Typhoon Trami in the Philippines

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Typhoon Trami in the Philippines

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Typhoon Trami in the Philippines

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Typhoon Trami in the Philippines

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Pampanga inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Sta. Rosa and Laguna inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Lumban and Laguna inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Mabitac and Laguna inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Baras and Rizal inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Laguna inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Ternate and Cavite inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Noveleta and Cavite inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Cavite inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Taguig, NCR inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Pasay, NCR inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Pasig, NCR inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Manila, NCR inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Quezon City, NCR inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Rodriguez and Rizal inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Metro Manila inundation map
Southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm Trami

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Geomatics for Environment and Development, Manila Observatory

Typhoon Trami in Metro Manila, Philippines

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Philipine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

Typhoon Trami in Metro Manila, Philippines

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Philipine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

Composite image of flood in the Philippines

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-disaster: 21/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Asian Institute of Technology