Date: 26 September 2009

Category: 2 (Tropical Cyclone)


Typhoon Ketsana was the second most devastating tropical cyclone of the 2009 Pacific typhoon season, bringing 455mm of rain to the Philippines over a 24 hour period on September 26, before moving on to hit Vietnam in the mid-afternoon of September 29, south of Danang. The typhoon claimed 163 lives in Vietnam, and displaced countless more.


Partner(s): Gawad Kalinga, Canossian Sisters, Heritage Hotel, Centre for Water Resources Conservation and Development (WARECOD)


How we helped:

  • Distributed 1,450kg of food supplies worth S$61,476
  • Implemented community disaster preparedness and mitigation programmes valued at S$81,923
    • Installed a community water filtration system
    • Deployed seven iWater portable water filtration systems