Deadly Tropical Storm Kai-tak Examined With IMERG And GPM Satellite

Tropical storm KAI-TAK was nearly stationary at times as it drenched the Philippines during the past five days. The storm caused major flooding and landslides. Many homes, roads and bridges were reported destroyed by landslides. Over 30 deaths were caused by the slow-moving tropical storm. A rainfall accumulation analysis of tropical cyclone KAI-TAK was derived from NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals data (IMERG) for the period from December 13-18, 2017. Tropical cylone KAI-TAK's approximate locations and positions are shown overlaid in white on this analysis. IMERG data were used to