Typhoon Bopha

Pacific typhoon in 2012

Typhoon Bopha (aka Typhoon Pablo) was a severe tropical cyclone in December 2012. It hit the Philippines. The typhoon struck Palau first. It destroyed homes and caused power outages.

Typhoon Bopha, December 3, 2012

The storm did a lot of damage to the Philippine island of Mindanao. Over 600 deaths were reported.

Totally-damaged gymnasium building of Cateel, a municipality or town of the eastern coast of Mindanao.

The names Pablo and Bopha were retired because of the large number of deaths and the great destruction.