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12 Dec 2014 description

MANILA, Philippines, December 11, 2014 — The United States Embassy in Manila commends the Government of the Philippines on its extensive preparations leading up to Typhoon Ruby/Hagupit and its successful response in the wake of the storm. The United States also offers its condolences for the lives that were lost during the storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.

12 Dec 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

"RUBY" exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the evening of 10 December 2014.

12 Dec 2014 description

“I thought I was prepared,” says Victor Lahai, an OCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer in the Philippines. “But reality hit hard when I thought we might not make it through the night. The scenes outside were horrendous.”

12 Dec 2014 description

Needs:

• Inadequate information on food, shelter, livelihood, education, water and health adds worries to the affected communities in most part of Eastern Samar.

• With only few radio and TV stations active after the typhoon, affected communities had to rely on updates coming from friends and neighbors, barangay councils and some humanitarian agencies.

Response:

11 Dec 2014 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected potentially damaged structures in Tacloban City, Philippines. Using imagery collected by the Pleiades satellite on 9 December 2014 UNOSAT reviewed Tacloban city identifying zones with potential damage caused by Hugapit Typhoon. UNOSAT estimates that approximately a total of ~ 6,500 buildings are located in these zones. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

11 Dec 2014 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates damaged structures in Calbayog City, Samar Island, Philippines. Using a satellite image acquired 09 December 2014 and compared to an image collected 27 May 2014, UNOSAT reviewed the City of Calbayog and identified a total of 526 damaged structures in the area. 88 structures were identified as destroyed, 180 as severely damaged and 258 as moderately damaged. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

11 Dec 2014 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected damaged structures in Guiuan City, Eastern Samar, Philippines. Using an image acquired by Pleiades Satellite on 8 December 2014 and comparing with an image collected 4 April 2014, UNOSAT identified 312 affected structures in the area. 45 structures were categorized as destroyed, 141 as severely damaged and 106 as moderately damaged. Note that due to significant cloud cover present on the reference image collected on 4 April, damage might have been underestimated in certain areas.

11 Dec 2014 description
report Plan

9 December 2014: Plan International emergency response teams are on the ground in the Philippines conducting quick assessments and distributing pre-positioned relief items in communities worst-hit by Typhoon Hagupit.

The typhoon, known locally as Ruby, has weakened further as it continues to head out of Philippine territory, with the state weather bureau lifting storm signals for the whole country.

The storm left in its wake more than 20 casualties, a million people evacuated from their homes and significant damage to infrastructure and agriculture.

11 Dec 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW'

"RUBY" exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the evening of 10 December 2014.

11 Dec 2014 description

Today, after the passing of typhoon Hagupit over the Philippines, the Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies are relieved to see that it did not cause destruction, injury, and death on the same scale as last year’s typhoon Haiyan.

11 Dec 2014 description

Highlights:

  • Hagupit (locally, Ruby) has exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
  • Over 2.9 million people have been affected by Hagupit.
  • The Philippines Government has not made an official request for assistance.
  • Priority areas are food, emergency shelter, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
11 Dec 2014 description

· Dans les jours précédant le typhon Hagupit le gouvernement philippin a évacué 717 000 personnes. On estime que 133 000 familles ont été relogées dans 1 758 centres répartis dans les 7 régions touchées.

· Action contre la Faim prépare la distribution d’eau et de nourriture, ainsi que l'installation et la construction de points d'eau dans les zones les plus affectées.

11 Dec 2014 description
  • En los días previos, el gobierno filipino llevó a cabo la evacuación preventiva de 717.000 personas y se estima que 133.000 familias (665.000 personas) han sido alojadas en 1.758 centros de evacuación distribuidos en las siete regiones afectadas

  • Ante los problemas de acceso a las zonas más afectadas, Acción contra el Hambre prepara la distribución de agua y alimentos, así como la instalación y construcción de puntos de agua

11 Dec 2014 description

Conclude there is no need for an MSF medical intervention

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) teams have reached by helicopter and car those areas most impacted by typhoon Hagupit, in order to evaluate the damage and medical needs of the people affected.

There were fears the typhoon, which has now swept out of the Philippines, would be a repeat of last year’s super-typhoon Haiyan. However, MSF teams assessing the islands of Samar, Masbate and Biliran have found a population well prepared.

11 Dec 2014 description

Barely one year after Haiyan, Philippine people had to brave the typhoon Hagupit, classified as a category 2 storm, which struck the centre of the archipelago during the evening of 6th to 7th December, putting the houses recently rebuilt by Terre des hommes (Tdh) to the test. Despite their standing up to the storm, there is severe material and environmental damage, weakening the inhabitants further.

11 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • More than half of the evacuees returns home as Hagupit exits the Philippines and flooding recede.

  • 788,500 people remain in 3,000 evacuation centres.
    Of the total evacuees, three quarters are in Region VIII, central Philippines.

  • Initial assessments reveal that emergency shelter, food, water, sanitation and hygiene, health and logistics are a priority.

11 Dec 2014 description

Situation Overview

  • Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby) first made landfall in Dolores municipality, Eastern Samar province on 6 December. The typhoon made subsequent landfalls in the provinces of Masbate, Marinduque and Batangas, as it weakened into a tropical storm then tropical depression.

  • As of 22:00 10 December, the Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) advised Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) is outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) (NDRRMC Weather Bulletin 25).