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MANILA (December 7, 2014) - International aid agency CARE is now preparing response supplies as Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the central Philippines.
The typhoon, which first made landfall late Saturday evening, local time, has brought with it intense rain and wind gusts of more than 200 kilometres per hour, lashing many communities that felt the brunt of last year’s Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Summary of Disaster Event
Typhoon ‘HAGUPIT’ after landfall has slowed down and continues to move Northwestward and made its 4th landfall on Monday 8 December 2014. Typhoon “HAGUPIT” has weakened into Tropical Storm as it moves Northwest with 65 km/h maximum sustained wind.Tropical Storm “HAGUPIT” may still cause flooding and Landslide due to high amount of rainfall.
APPEAL CODE: 700-R
INITIAL APPEAL GOAL: $250,000
At least 27 people have been killed in the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit continued its path across that country. Hagupit, now weakened to a tropical storm, was closing in today on the capital of Manila following its deadly grip on the eastern island of Samar, Reuters reported.
The Singapore Red Cross is deploying an advance team of five Singaporeans to the Philippines tomorrow, in response to Typhoon Hagupit. The advance team will distribute relief supplies including food, pharmaceuticals and hygiene kits to affected communities in Masbate, where Typhoon Hagupit made landfall on Sunday afternoon. The team will also conduct needs assessment of the ground situation.
Typhoon Hagupit has made landfall over Eastern Samar Province and Masbate Province in the Philippines since the evening on 6 December. It is expected to make 5 to 6 landfalls from 6 to 8 December, following a path similar to that of Typhoon Haiyan, which caused catastrophic damage in November 2013. Believed to be the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year, it is expected to accompany by strong winds, a storm surge up to 4 meters and heavy-intense rainfall.
Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby) first made landfall in Dolores municipality, Eastern Samar province as on 5 December with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h and gusts of up to 210 km/h. Preliminary reports indicate significant infrastructure damage and road closures in affected areas, particularly in the coastal municipalities north of the city of Dolores. (OCHA Situation Report 02)
Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) made an initial landfall on Saturday evening, 6 December 2014, in Dolores, Eastern Samar, with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph and gusts of up to 195 kph. Described as the strongest typhoon to hit Philippines so far this year, Hagupit then made a second landfall in Masbate on Sunday 7 December 2014.
MANILA/NEW YORK, 8 December 2014 – As Typhoon Hagupit wreaks havoc through the Philippines, UNICEF is acting quickly to support the Filipino government’s response to the emergency, providing lifesaving supplies and services for children and women in the areas hardest hit by cyclone-force winds and heavy rains.
Latest Government estimates indicate more than a million people are affected, including over 400,000 children. Many of them are in evacuation sites.
In Tacloban City, Philippines, the past served as a lesson for the present, in the form of a simple communications system.
As residents and city officials braced for the worst from Typhoon Hagupit there were nagging fears from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), a little over a year ago.
Yolanda struck the coast of the Philippines with such force that it resulted in the death of more than 6000 people. Many of those deaths were in Tacloban, and journalists then described the devastation as “off the scale and apocalyptic.”
This map presents the estimated total rainfall accumulation for Eastern Visaya Region in Philippines covering the period from 04 to 07 December 2014. This total estimate was derived from the Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM) precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 0.25 degrees for this region. The northwestern part of Samar Island seems to have experienced more rain precipitations and is potentially the most affected area of Samar Island.
JAKARTA, 8 December 2014 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations expressed its sympathy to the Philippines after the country was hit over the weekend by Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) while still recovering from last year’s Haiyan disaster.
MANILA, 8 December 2014 (IRIN) - On the second full day of operations responding to what entered the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit - since downgraded to a tropical storm - national officials say disaster coordination has improved since last year's Super Typhoon Haiyan. [ http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/programme-cycle/space/document/typhoon-haiyanyolanda-final-periodic-montoring-report-pmr-22oct2014 ]
Oxfam has deployed rapid assessment teams to visit evacuees in Samar, who fled typhoon Hagupit, to ensure those who have lost their homes don’t lose their health as well.
Oxfam’s Country Director in the Philippines, Justin Morgan, said: “While many people had been able to return to undamaged homes, those not so fortunate remained vulnerable to further risks.
• Affected communities, especially those displaced and still in the evacuation centers, need information on the immediate humanitarian response three days since typhoon Hagupit made landfalls in various regions.