early May 2009, Tropical Depression “Dante” caused severe damage in Sorsogon
City and its environs, including loss of live. 2000 houses were damaged, two
bridges (one critically connecting Sorsogon with the rest of Luzon Island) destroyed
and in some parts of Sorsogon rice crops were also destroyed. This Tropical
Depression was unseasonal and given it was classified as category 1 storm (due
to its low wind speed), the heavy rainfalls and the related destruction hit
the city by surprise.