From eight deaths reported on Christmas Day, eight more casualties were added from Carles and Batad in Iloilo; Pilar and Mambusao in Capiz; and New Washington, Aklan. A typhoon that lashed the central Philippines on Christmas Day has killed at least 16 people and caused damage to homes and tourist areas. Winds reached up to 195 km/h. The Typhoon caused 50 deaths and 55 people to go missing. Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) tracked a path similar to Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, damaging the Kalibo Airport that serves Boracay Island. Tisoy and Ursula were the 20th and 21st cyclone which visited the country this year, respectively. ILOILO CITY — At least eight people died and scores missing as Typhoon “Ursula” lashed the northern part of Panay Island on Christmas Day. https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2019/12/26/ursula-death-toll.html?fbclid Tropical Cyclone Phanfone, named Typhoon Ursula locally, continued to batter the Philippines on December 25 as local media reported at least eight people had been killed as result of the storm. PAGASA drops the name of a cyclone which causes at least 300 deaths … The number of people killed during the Christmastime onslaught of Typhoon Ursula in Western Visayas has climbed to 13, based on the 1 p.m. report of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) – Western Visayas on Thursday. Typhoon Phanfone, known locally as Typhoon Ursula… In the report, the RDRRMC said nine of the fatalities were from Iloilo and four were from Capiz. (Photo courtesy of Capiz Kabalaka Information Center/ MANILA BULLETIN) The Western Visayas Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (Western Visayas RDRRMC) confirmed this on a site report released late … By Tara Yap. Typhoon Phanfone, known as Typhoon Ursula in the Philippines, was a deadly tropical cyclone that battered the Philippines on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Typhoon Ursula hit the central islands of the Philippines as the country celebrated Christmas. The total cost of damages was $67.2 million (2019 USD). Typhoon Phanfone (local name Ursula), rated category 2 by Tropical Storm Risk, was packing maximum sustained winds of 120 km per hour (75 miles per hour) with gusts up to 150 kph when it made landfall in the eastern province of Samar on Tuesday, weather and disaster officials said. Due to the extensive damages, the name "Ursula" was retired by … The total cost of damages was $67.2 million (2019 USD). Sixteen persons, including a family of four, perished in Panay Island in the aftermath of Typhoon Ursula (international name: Phanfone), authorities reported on Thursday. Iloilo accounted for 13 out of 28 fatalities, said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. The Typhoon caused 50 deaths and 55 people to go missing.