Tropical Cyclone “Megi” (Agaton) death toll rises to 137

Tropical Storm Megi Philippines April 2022

At least 137 people have been killed in floods and landslides after Tropical Cyclone “Megi” moved over the central Philippines from April 10 to 12, 2022. At least 28 others are still missing, according to official reports.

Megi made its first landfall over the Eastern Visayas at around midnight UTC on April 10 as a tropical depression and intensified into a tropical storm while moving WNW over the coastal waters of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.1

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) report issued on April 15 at 00:00 UTC, at least 137 people have been killed and another 28 are still missing.2

323 306 people were displaced in 1 033 evacuation centers.

A total of 676 areas in Region 5, Region 6, Region 8, Region 10, Region 11, Region 12, CARAGA and BARMM experienced flooding. 114 other related incidents were reported, most of which were rain-induced landslides.

Tropical Depression Megi and Typhoon Malakas on April 11, 2022
Tropical Depression “Megi” (Agaton) and Typhoon “Malakas” at 23:30 UTC on April 11, 2022. Credit: JMA/Himawari-8, zoom.earth, TW
Tropical Cyclone Megi JTWC fcst at 06:00 UTC on April 11, 2022
Tropical Cyclone “Megi” JTWC forecast track at 06:00 UTC on April 11, 2022

Power outages were reported in 75 cities of which only 11 got their power restored by April 15.

9 622 homes were damaged, of which 570 totally.

6 439 ha (15 911 acres) of crops were damaged.

Megi – known as Agaton in the Philippines – is the second named storm of the 2022 Pacific typhoon season and the first to hit the country.

References:

1 Tropical Storm “Megi” drops heavy rain over the Philippines, causing deadly floods and landslides – The Watchers – April 11, 2022

2 Situational Report for TC AGATON (2022) – NDRRMC – April 15, 2022 08:00 am

Featured image credit: Civil Defence PH

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