DFO 2003-170

Flooding: 07/19/03 - 07/23/03

Philippines - Typhoon Imbudo

Luzon and Mindanao Islands

Detailed Locations:
Northern Luzon - Provinces: Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Quezon, La Union, Ilocos Norte. Towns and cities; Malabon, Tarlac, Cabanatuan, Guimba, Sto. Domingo, San Manuel, San Clemente, Camiling, La Paz
Mindanao - Provinces: Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat. Libungan

Luzon - Batacan, Camiling, Rio Chico.
Mindanao - Simuay.

Typhoon Imbudo is the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in five years. $20.6 million worth of crops destroyed in Northern Luzon provinces of Cagayan and Isabela; 166,670 hectares. 12 people killed and 11,000 displaced on Mindanao Island.
MODIS observations of high river levels in Luzon on July 25 and less flooding on July 29.

Dead: 22 Displaced: 20,000 Damages: $20,600,000 Affected Region ( sq km): 63,740 Severity Class* : 1 Flood Magnitude**: 4.1 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:
July 18 - 23 - TRMM data showing Typhoon Imbudo approaching the Philippines, and delivering heavy rains first to Mindanao, then moving on to Luzon, and then heading off for Hong Kong. Red polygons show locations of flooding on Mindanao and Luzon.
July 18, 2003 July 19, 2003 July 20, 2003
July 21, 2003 July 22, 2003 July 23, 2003



Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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