The disturbance traced westward over the next four days without organized appreciably, although the JMA did classify it as a tropical depression. , Typhoon Ruby, which developed east of the Philippines on October 20, rapidly intensified to a 145 mph typhoon while approaching central Luzon.  A little over 24 hours later, the JMA ceased keeping an eye on Irma. It hit parts of Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines.  The ship had taken over the route of a sister vessel, the Dona Paz, which sank the previous December with a death toll of more than 1,700. About 26,000 ha (64,245 acres) of farmland were inundated and over 1,200 houses were destroyed. About 182,860 acres (74,000 ha) of farmland were inundated.  Eighteen other survivors were buried in a common grave in Almagro and nine other bodies, also found in Almagro, were shipped to Tacloban. Telephone service in the eastern and southern parts of the island was disrupted and about 73,000 ha (180,385 acres) of crops were damaged, primarily rice.  Later on December 22, both the JTWC and JMA upgraded the disturbance into a tropical depression. The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines … Names that were not assigned/going to use are marked in gray. , According to press reports, torrential rain occurred near Shantou, where Kit moved ashore.  Ten people were feared dead, including one child, on October 23 when a tornado destroyed six villages near Cagayan De Oro.  Even though the depression tracked westward over Luzon, the depression gradually intensified, and at 18:00 UTC on September 19, the JTWC upgraded Kit into a tropical storm. Three hours later Uleki made its closest approach to Midway Atoll, passing 200 mi (320 km) to the south. , Continued effects from shear stripped the cyclone of all deep convection and by September 14 only a band of cirrus clouds remained in association with Uleki. Ruby, with its disrupted circulation, remained weak over the South China Sea, and land interaction with Vietnam caused it to dissipate on the 28th.  After the Agusan River overflowed its banks, 1,000 houses were destroyed, leading to more than 20,000 homeless.  At this time, the system became devoid of deep convection prompted the JTWC to issue its final warning.  Both agencies estimated that Ruby attained typhoon status on October 23. Nine tropical cyclones moved through the Philippines this season.  The storm tracked westward due to a ridge to its north while gradually intensifying, and on October 19, Pat was upgraded into a tropical storm by the JMA. Philippine police and soldiers joined a search on Friday for missing people after Typhoon Vamco killed at least 42 people, as residents returned to devastated homes following the worst flooding in years in Manila and nearby provinces. , After passing through the Philippines, a tropical disturbance organized in the South China Sea into a tropical depression late on the morning of November 4. The system dissipated the following day near the International Dateline, far from any major landmasses.  Gay quickly weakened, however, due to strong wind shear. Lee transitioned to an extratropical cyclone on September 24 as it continued tracking northeastward. , Although the typhoon passed close to Wake Island near peak intensity, wind gusts only reached 45 mph (70 km/h) and according to the JTWC, damage was insignificant. MANILA (REUTERS) - The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, while many areas remained submerged in a …  The remnants of the storm later dissipated near Hong Kong.  At noon, the JTWC first classified the disturbance as a tropical depression while the JMA upgraded the disturbance into a tropical storm. Approximately 200,000 dwellings were damaged, including roughly 39,000 that were destroyed. Although initially forecast by the JTWC to follow Kit into southern China.  Ruby accelerated westward to a speed of about 27 km/h (17 mph) in the general direction of Luzon.  In Almagro, 137 survivors washed onshore on October 25, 120 of whom reached shore by either a life jacket or a life boat.  Seventeen others were rescued. At 00:00 UTC on September 8, the CPHC transferred warning responsibility of Uleki to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and the storm was subsequently referred to as a typhoon. A large billboard in the western portion of Hong Kong was blown loose, briefly delaying nearby tram service.  The JTWC declared Hal a typhoon that day, with the JMA following suit the following day. The Doña Marilyn sank stern first taking 389 people with it.  Shortly thereafter, Pat began to weaken as it interacted with Hainan.  Sulpicio Lines also denied claims from victims of under counting the number of passengers on board. The storm caused the ferry to list to the starboard until one of the decks was below the water, causing the ship to fill up rapidly.  Aided by outflow from Typhoon Hal, Irma steadily deepened. Ten people died after a tornado wiped away six villages near Cagayan De Oro.  While maintaining a small 30 km (20 mi) wide eye, it made landfall over central Luzon early on October 24, while according to the JMA still at maximum intensity. Tracking west-northwest, the JMA upgraded the system into a tropical depression on October 9.  Strong wind shear then increased over the system, but Vanessa did not begin weakening until 00:00 UTC on June 29.  Five people died in the province of Pagadian, including one in Pagadian City.  Several hours later, Vanessa made landfall over the central Philippines; at the time of landfall, both the JMA and JTWC estimated winds of 80 km/h (50 mph). , Several nations aided the devastated archipelago. During the afternoon of October 27, Ruby struck the island of Hainan, with the JMA estimating winds of 95 km/h (60 mph). Thad slowly deepened, with the JMA upgrading Thad to a severe tropical storm at 06:00 UTC on June 21 and a typhoon the next day. After veering east, the disturbance turned northeastward due to a trough. Two days later, the system began to organize, although shower activity remained exposed from the center. Its remains later moved across the Mekong River delta. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. , In the capital city of Manila, power was knocked out, resulting in many downed trees, and numerous landslides were reported. Typhoon Haiphong. Ulysses, the 21st and deadliest cyclone to hit the country this year, tore through the main island of Luzon late on Wednesday and early Thursday, just as the country was reeling from Rolly, the world's strongest typhoon of 2020, which killed 25 people and flattened thousands of homes. The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, with 12 people still missing, the national disaster management agency said on Sunday.  Numerous ships at U.S.  Classes were suspended on October 22 in Manila, along with most private businesses and government offices. 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