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Tropical Depression Winnie

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Formed  November 29, 2004
Fatalities  1,593 total
Highest winds  55 km/h
Dissipated  November 30, 2004
Areas affected  Philippines
Affected area  Philippines
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Lowest pressure  1002 hPa (mbar); 29.59 inHg
Damage  $14.6 million (2004 USD)
Date  29 November 2004 – 30 November 2004

Similar  Typhoon Nanmadol (2004), Typhoon Muifa (2004), Typhoon Nida (2004)

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Tropical Depression Winnie was a weak, but catastrophic tropical cyclone that killed nearly 1,600 people after triggering widespread flooding in the Philippines.

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Meteorological history

Tropical Depression Winnie was first identified by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration on November 27 as a tropical depression east of the Philippines. A poorly organized cyclone, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center briefly issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert on November 29. Tracking west-northwestward, Winnie made landfall in southern Luzon. Upon moving over land, the depression attained its peak intensity with winds of 55 km/h (35 mph) and a barometric pressure of 1000 mbar (hPa; 29.53 inHg). Once over land, the system began to weaken before entering the South China Sea. Once over water, Winnie turned northwest, moving along the western Luzon coastline throughout November 29. Early the following day, advisories on the depression ceased. Winnie was last noted off the northwestern coast of Luzon.

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Impact

Although a weak tropical cyclone, Tropical Depression Winnie brought torrential rainfall to much of the Visayas and Luzon. Initial estimates stated that at least 300 people were killed by the storm. However, over time, it was discovered that at least 842 people perished and 751 others were missing, a total of 1,593 people. Damage from the depression was estimated at 678.7 million Philippine pesos ($14.6 million USD).

Aftermath

Not long after Winnie devastated the central Philippines, the country was struck by another, more powerful tropical cyclone. Typhoon Nanmadol worsened the situation caused by Winnie and killed another 70 people.

Retirement

Due to the extreme death toll caused by the storm in the Philippines, the name "Winnie" was later retired. The name was replaced with "Warren".

References

Tropical Depression Winnie Wikipedia


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