The Ormoc City Tragedy of November 5, 1991

Ormoc City Tragedy of November 5, 1991

Ormoc City Tragedy of November 5, 1991

The intention of this report is to provide a concise explanation of the Ormoc tragedy without having to go into complex technical details. As a starting point, it presents and evaluates some scenarios that have been proposed to explain the flooding. Thereafter, it identifies the questions that have remained hindrances to fully understanding the incident in Ormoc. To answer these questions, various physical and socio-economic elements are further presented and collectively evaluated. At the end, recommendations on the level of policy, immediate action and research are given.

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