Pedring (typhoon)

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Typhoon Pedring as it exits the Philippines on 28 September 2011

Pedring (international name Nesat) is the sixteenth tropical storm to have entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility in 2011. With winds peaking at 140 kilometers per hour, Pedring was at 300 kilometers northwest of Baguio City as of 10 AM on 28 September 2011.

Pedring was projected to make landfall at Casiguran, Aurora on 27 September 2011, a day after the second anniversary of Tropical Storm Ondoy, one of the most destructive storms in Philippine history.

Impact and casualties

As of 28 September 2011, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council confirmed 21 fatalities due to Pedring. The Central Luzon region registered the largest number of fatalities with six while four people died at the same time due to a fallen wall in Valenzuela. 33 people are missing while 108 have been rescued.

Pedring caused a giant storm surge in Manila Bay, resulting in chest-deep floods along Roxas Boulevard. Among the places affected by the swell were the posh Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel and urban poor communities in Baseco and Parola in Tondo, Manila.

171,570 were affected by the typhoon while total damage is pegged at P100 million.

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