Typhoon Noru (Karding) struke the PhilippinesBack to list
Heavy rain brought by Typhoon Noru caused widespread flooding in several northern provinces of the Philippines on 26 September 2022. Authorities reported 5 rescuers workers died in the Province of Bulacan.
Five rescuers from the Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) died after being washed away by flash floods while conducting rescue operations in the district of San Miguel, situated about 70 km north of capital Manila. Later in the day another person was reported missing in a separate flooding incident also in San Miguel.
Typhoon Noru, known as Karding in the Philippines, is the most powerful typhoon to hit the country this year. Noru made landfall in northern Quezon Province on 25 September, then crossed central Luzon, and continued west towards Vietnam over the South China Sea.
Disaster authorities reported the storm affected 154 barangays across Region II – Cagayan Valley, Region III – Central Luzon, MIMAROPA, and Region V – Bicol Region. As of 26 September, ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre) on disaster management reported 2,238 families (9,103 people) were displaced, taking temporary shelter in 194 evacuation centres and a further 594 people had found refuge with relatives or friends.
Heavy rain caused flooding in northern provinces. The town of Subic in Zambales Province recorded 283.3 mm of rain in 24 hours to 26 September. To the north the municipality of Iba recorded 142.3 mm. Ambulong in the province of Batangas recorded 123.2 mm.