Last update: June 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Typhoon Muifa stalled over the Philippines, drenching the islands of Luzon and Catanduanes with several days of intense rain between November 16 and November 20, 2004. The rain triggered floods across the islands, and this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image shows one such flood along the Bicol River in southeastern Luzon. In this image, the flood water is dark blue against green vegetation. Clouds are light blue. According to measurements made by the TRMM sensor, the region may have received as much as 35 inches of rain from Typhoon Muifa.
Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the MODIS Rapid Response team.