HomeInternational Journal on Social Innovation & Researchvol. 7 no. 1 (2016)

The Philippines’ Typhoon Alley: Te Historic Bagyos of the Philippines and their Impact

Augusto V. De Viana



Every year the Philippines is visited up to almost a dozen tropical cyclones. These cyclones which are accompanied
by heavy rainfall cause widespread destruction and death among Filipinos. During the year the cyclones follow certain paths as they develop over bodies of water. Some areas of the Philippines are prone to tropical storms and typhoons while others are less prone to their destruction. With climate change, very powerful storms in the form of super typhoons are becoming very common. Filipinos need to adapt to this yearly onslaught, hence, careful planning and preparation would be needed. This paper discusses how tropical cyclones are formed in the Western Pacific region and how they influence the lives of those affected by them yearly. It discusses historic storms in the history of the Philippines including super typhoon Yolanda which was described as the most powerful cyclone in the world to hit land.