Tropical Storm Cosme: Update


OK. So, I’m at my parent’s house hanging out with my Father and Melissa and my Mom are out doing something, shopping or something, who knows. Anyway, my Father and I are on the computer and I was looking up my name and not only did I find some pages with my full name that I had never seen before, but I found some information on Tropical Storm Cosme, which if you are scratching your head about, go back two years to this Cos Blog entry (which was probably a Socram’s Blog then…) anyway, I found an article about its impact and a link to the “Final Report” of Tropical Storm Cosme. So, I know, its about two years too late, but what the hell right?

Unless there were two Cosme storms a year apart from each other, this article was posted May 19th of 2008 from

(UPDATE 2) ‘Cosme’ death toll up, 35,000 displaced–NDCC

 By Joel Guinto
First Posted 11:18:00 05/19/2008

Filed Under: Weather, Disasters & Accidents, Disasters (general), Relief & Aid Organisations, Government Aid


MANILA, Philippines — Tropical storm “Cosme” (international codename: Halong) wrought P15.08 million in damage to infrastructure in northern Luzon, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said Monday evening.

The storm also left 12 people killed and 11 others injured. Most of the fatalities were hit by flying debris, the NDCC said.

The number of families affected by floods, landslides and storm surge in the Ilocos Region, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Central Luzon, and Southern Luzon was placed at 34,810, of which, 1,555 were in evacuation centers, the NDCC said.

Zambales province, one of the worst hit by the storm, which made landfall in the northwest on Saturday evening, was placed under a state of calamity.

The storm damaged 10 elementary and high school buildings in the towns of Bani, Binmaley, and Lingayen City in Calasiao Pangasinan province, estimated at P11.9 million.

In Benguet province, the damage on Marcos Highway, Kennon Road, Baguio-Bauang-Road, Baguio-Bua-Itogon Road, Itogon-Dlipihip Road, Baguio-Sto. Tomas Road, Pico-Lamtang Road, Baguio-Bontoc Road, Bokod-Kabayan-Buguuias, and General Luna in Baguio City, was estimated at P3.18 million, the NDCC said.

The NDCC has no immediate estimate on the cost of damage to private property. It reported that 3,038 houses were totally destroyed while 5,604 were partially damaged.

Power was restored in Baguio City, while repair works in 24 cities and municipalities in Pangasinan province, and Candelaria town in Zambales province were underway.

At 2 p.m., “Cosme,” which packs maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour with gusts of up to 130 kilometers per hour, was located 660 kilometers east northeast of Basco town, Batanes province, on its way to Okinawa, Japan, the state weather bureau said.

The Final Report is simply a link to a PDF file, enjoy: Final Report

So, I hope that clears everything up…


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