AT 1230 UTC on December 2, Bopha neared Palau, with a closest distance of 50 km (31 mi).  The storm has caused crop damage worth 8.5 billion pesos ($210 million).. "In accordance with President Aquino’s marching orders to ensure zero casualties from disasters, as much as possible, I have ordered our regional directors to make sure that the necessary precautions are undertaken to mitigate the effects of Tropical Storm Bopha," he said. The large storm developed a mid-level circulation center, with microwave satellite imagery showing that the storm had become less organized during the morning hours of October 2 because it had become slightly elongated and on October 3, the JMA upgraded it to Severe Tropical Storm, and the storm's center soon passed over Iwo To.  After staying in the South China Sea for at least 4 days, "Pablo" again threatened the western sections of Northern Luzon, and by the afternoon of December 8, public storm warning signal number 2 was raised over 3 provinces, and 11 provinces were inside signal number 1. "We have our existing protocols, and it is just a matter of implementing them and making other necessary preparations as appropriate."  On July 28, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert on the system, before the JMA upgraded it to a tropical storm and named it Damrey. On October 11, as the system developed a ragged eye, the JTWC upgraded Prapiroon further, to a category 2 typhoon. It made out to sea, now downgraded as a severe tropical storm. The European Commission provided Euro 10 million (₱543 million) for the victims of Typhoon Bopha, notably in the regions of Compostella Valley and Davao Oriental in Mindanao. Total economic losses were estimated in excess of ¥8 billion (US$100 million). Thousands homeless after Philippines typhoon Nearly 200,000 people homeless, at least 313 dead and hundreds more missing after Typhoon Bopha hits eight provinces. After a few hours, the system reintensified into a Category 1 typhoon and developed a 27 km (17 mi), well defined eye. , Originally Khanun's large area of convention on July 16, the JMA upgraded the system to a tropical depression on July 18. Monsoon rains continued to pound large parts of the Philippines.  On May 21, the Thai Meteorological Department predicted that 1-2 tropical storms would affect Thailand during 2012. , During the season PAGASA used its own naming scheme for the 17 tropical cyclones, that either developed within or moved into their self-defined area of responsibility. Later that day Bopha weakened into tropical depression and dissipated completely 70 kilometers north of Binabalian, Philippines. The scope of this article is limited to the Pacific Ocean, to the north of the equator between 100°E and the 180th meridian. , On July 29 the North Korean government dramatically raised the death toll in the country to 88, with an additional 134 injured. Overall, more than 7,500 people were affected by the storm and the economic losses stood at ₱40.1 million (US$946,000). On December 2, the NDRRMC put parts of the central and southeastern Philippines on high alert. 3 issued on Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 5:00 a.m.) – Signal No. School classes were suspended in many cities, and dozens of flights were cancelled, according to the national disaster agency. The first typhoon signal was not raised until the next day (Bulletin No. NDRRMC conducted an Emergency Preparedness Meeting re Typhoon “PABLO” on December 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the NDRRMC Operations Center to discuss the preparedness measures of concerned agencies and regional offices. Signed on January 9, 2012: Prescribing rules on the cancellation or suspension of classes and work in government offices due to typhoons, flooding, other weather disturbances, and calamities GOVPH Philippine Standard Time:  Later, the JMA upgraded Kirogi to a severe tropical storm, it reached its peak intensity, while the JTWC upgraded it to a tropical storm again.  One person drowned on Amami Ōshima after being swept away by a swollen river.  Total economic losses in China were counted to be CNY 19.82 billion (US$3.126 billion). Relief food and medicines had been pre-positioned while thousands of people along the country's eastern border were being prepared for evacuation to safer ground in preparation for the typhoon. Early on August 8, the JMA downgraded Haikui to a severe tropical storm, when the JTWC issued the final warning.  Late on December 8 into December 9, Bopha weakened rapidly from a typhoon to a tropical storm, with its convection being blown to the northeast by wind shear, exposing the low level circulation center. The JMA selected the names from a list of 140 names, that had been developed by the 14 members nations and territories of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee.  Later that day, the system passed over or close to several of the Visayan Islands, before the JTWC reported that the system had reached its peak 1-minute sustained windspeeds of 65 km/h (35 mph). Late on the same day, the JMA upgraded the system to a tropical storm and named it Talim, and the JTWC upgraded Talim to a tropical depression.  As Bopha moved westward, the office also issued a tropical storm watch for Poluwat, and Satawal, both of which were upgraded to warnings, and a typhoon watch was issued for Woleai. Over the next few days, Tembin made a counterclockwise loop westward, moving back into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the process, causing more rainfall over in the Philippines. Damrey developed into a typhoon in the Yellow Sea and became the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall north of the Yangtze River since 1949. , The Australian government provided A$7.3 million (₱307 million) for the victims of Typhoon Bopha which mostly affected Visayas and Mindanao earlier this month.  Losses in the country reached ₩420 billion (US$374.3 million), the majority of which was due to destroyed apple orchards. , Laos extended US$30,000 in aid to the victims of the typhoon, The Myanmar government donated US$50,000 in rehabilitation aid to the Philippines. 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Later that day, the PAGASA upgraded the low-pressure area to a tropical depression and assigned its local name Ambo, and the JTWC upgraded the disturbance into a tropical depression.  Additionally, 6,700 homes were destroyed. , Nearly 600 fatalities have been confirmed, and hundreds are still missing as the storm has made a U-turn and threatens the country's northwest.  The storm continued towards China, with deepening convection due to decreasing wind shear. Tropical Storm Saola (Gener) turned into a typhoon on 30 July 2012. It was subsequently replaced on the list with Pepito.. Half a day later, the JMA upgraded Jelawat to a severe tropical storm on September 21. Late on June 8, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert on that system but canceled it late on June 9.  The names Carina and Ferdie were used for the first time during the year after the names Cosme, and Frank were retired. 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