Typhoon Vamco caused devastating flooding in the Philippines • Earth.com

Last update: December 1st, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows Typhoon Vamco just before the storm made landfall in the Philippines on November 11, 2020. 

With maximum wind speeds of 90 miles per hour, Vamco claimed at least six lives and led to more than 100,000 evacuations.

When the storm struck the island of Luzon, a river in the metropolitan area of Manila rose by three feet in less than three hours, causing the worst flooding the city has experienced in years. 

Vamco arrived less than two weeks after Super Typhoon Goni brought heavy rainfall  and wind speeds of more than 195 miles per hour to the same regions.

The image was captured by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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