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Philippines: Typhoon "Santi" (Mirinae) - Affected Population (as of 0600H, as of 01 Nov 2009, NDCC Sit Rep 07)

Typhoon Santi has affected over 13,456people across 68 barangays in 8 cities / 20 municipalities of 8 provinces of Region III, IVA, IVB, V and NCR.Over 9,290 persons are currently housed in 32
evacuation centres. Reportedly, 14 people were killed and many more injured.
Around 115,507 people were pre-emptively evacuated across 251 evacuation centres while others stayed with their relatives/friends in Regions NCR, IV-A and V.
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Philippines cleans up after latest typhoon kills 14

by Jason Gutierrez

MANILA, Nov 1, 2009 (AFP) - Philippine authorities Sunday scrambled to restore power and repair damage after Typhoon Mirinae smashed into the storm-weary nation, killing at least 14 people.

A day after Mirinae brought heavy rains and winds, crews were clearing roads of fallen trees and power lines in the capital Manila and nearby areas.

Efforts were being made to repair four bridges that collapsed in urban areas south of Manila, while power was slowly being restored to most of the 22 towns that were blacked out at the height of the typhoon, the Red Cross said.

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Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 278, 27 Oct -01 Nov 2009

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition
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Philippines: NDCC Update - Situation Report No. 7 on Typhoon "Santi" (Mirinae)

DATE: 1 November 2009,8:00 AM

References: DOST-PAGASA, DSWD, PCG, DPWH, AFP, PNP, BFP, OCDRCs NCR, I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B and V

I. HIGHLIGHTS

- A total of 2,853 families / 13,456 persons were affected in 68 barangays of 8 cities and 20 municipalities of 8 provinces in Regions III, IV-A, IV-B, V, and NCR. Of the number affected, a total of 1,976 families / 9,290 persons are housed in 32 evacuation centers.

- By evening of 31" October, there were 245 passengers, 19 vehicles (trucks/cars/passenger buses), and 5 vessels stranded in ports around Luzon.

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Australian grant to Philippines

The Australian government has given the Philippines Weather Bureau a 360 thousand US dollar grant for the development of a Tropical Cyclone Early Warning System.

The Philippines is visited by at least 20 storms in a year.

The Australian ambassador to Manila says his government is working closely with the Philippines to improve its capacity to track tropical cyclones.

The ambassador spoke of the loss of lives and damage caused by recent typhoons in the Philippines and in southeast Asia.

The Philippines government welcomed the

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Philippines: NDCC Update - Situation Report No. 8 on Typhoon "Santi" (Mirinae)

DATE: 01 November 2009, 8:00 PM

References: DOST-PAGASA, DSWD, PCG, DPWH, AFP, PNP, BFP, OCDRCs NCR, I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B and V

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Weather Updates

- As of 10:00 AM today, Typhoon "SANTI" has downgraded into a tropical storm with maximum winds of 85 kph near the center and moving West at 20 kph, continues to move farther away from the country. With this development, this is the final bulletin for this weather disturbance

- Meanwhile, another Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated at 820 km East of Luzon (16.0=B0N,131.0=B0E)

B. Effects

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Philippines - Administrative Boundaries - Region IVA (as of 31 Oct 2009)

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Philippines: Typhoon "Santi" (Mirinae) - Affected Population (as of 31 Oct 2009, NDCC Sit Rep 06)

Typhoon Santi has affected over 10,667 people across 54 barangays in 5 cities and 17 municipalities. Over 5,173 persons are currently housed in 23 evacuation centres. Around 115,507 people were pre-emptively evacuated across 251 evacuation centres while others stayed with their relatives/friends  in Regions NCR, IV-A and V.
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Philippines - Typhoon "Santi" (Mirinae) - Affected Areas - As of 10:00am, 31 October 2009

Typhoon "SANTI" made a landfall between 12:00 midnight to 1:00 AM over Quezon Province, Region IV-A with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph and gustiness of 185 kph. A total of 23,101 families / 115, 507 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in 251  evacuation centers while others stayed with their relatives/friends  in Regions NCR, IV-A and V. As of 6 AM, 31 Oct 2009, NDCC reported around 8,567 civilians were stranded and took shelter at various ports.  Ambuklao Dam is releasing water as pre-emptive measure.
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Philippines: NFA released 860 cavans of rice for typhoon victims in Mt Province

Bontoc, Mt. Province (31 October) -- True to its mandate, the National Food Authority (NFA) here has provided rice assistance to typhoon victims as it continuously ensure rice security even during calamities.

NFA provincial officials said a total of 860 cavans of rice were secured from the rice agency as assistance to the thousand of families affected provincewide by typhoon "Pepeng."

Typhoon "Pepeng" batted Mountain Province leaving 43 people dead, one missing and six injured. Reports from the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council show that 33 houses were totally

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Philippines: P23-M worth of relief assistance already given to over 88,000 families in CAR

Baguio City (31 October) -- The Cordillera region has yet to recover from the damages wrought by typhoons "Ondoy and "Pepeng," but once again we are facing a new weather disturbance, typhoon "Santi."

According to PAGASA's forecast, they are still expecting about three to four weather disturbance to hit the country before the year ends.

The government, the private sector and the international community are now working hand in hand to provide assistance to the families affected by such calamities. In the data gathered by the

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Philippines: NDCC Update - Situation Report No. 5 on Typhoon "Santi" (Mirinae)

DATE: 31 October 2009, 6:00 AM

References: DOST-PAGASA, DSWD, PCG, DPWH, AFP, PNP, BFP, OCDRCs NCR, I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B and V

I. HIGHLIGHTS

- A total of 23,101 families /115, 507 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in 251 evacuation centers while others stayed with their relativeslfriends in Regions NCR, IV-A and V (Tab A)

- There were 8,567 stranded passengers, 411 trucks, 110 cars, 82 passenger buses, 15 vessels, 13 motorized bancas, 61 vessels and 48 motorized bancas which took shelter at various ports. PCG is providing security of the stranded passengers and vessels

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Powerful typhoon hits Philippines, kills 11

Manila_(dpa) _ At least 11 people were killed as a powerful typhoon on Saturday hit several provinces in the Philippines, triggering flashfloods, landslides and widespread power outages, officials said.

Hundreds of houses in shore areas were swept away by huge waves when Typhoon Mirinae hit land late Friday in Quezon province, 120 kilometres south-east of Manila.

An 8-year-old girl and a 78-year-old woman drowned before dawn on Saturday when a river suddenly rose in Pagsanjan town in Laguna province, 55 kilometres south of Manila, according to town Mayor Emilio Ramon Ejercito III.

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Philippines: NDCC Update - Situation Report No. 5 on Typhoon "Santi" (Mirinae)

DATE: 31 October 2009, 6:00 AM

References: DOST-PAGASA, DSWD, PCG, DPWH, AFP, PNP, BFP, OCDRCs NCR, I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B and V

I. HIGHLIGHTS

- A total of 23,101 families / 115, 507 persons were pre-ernptively evacuated in 251evacuation centers while others stayed with their relatives/friends in Regions NCR, IV-A and V (Tab A)

- There were 8,567 stranded passengers, 411 trucks, 110 cars, 82 passenger buses, 15 vessels, 13 motorized bancas, fit vessels and 48 motorized bancas which took shelter at various ports. PCG is providing security of the stranded passengers and vessels

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Philippines: Gordon lauds PNRC Batangas chapter rescuers for quick response on fall down bridge in Batangas City

Philippine National Red Cross Chairman Senator Richard Gordon commends staff and volunteers of PNRC Batangas Chapter who responded to the call of duty by rescuing one of the victims of the collapse of Bridge of Promise located in the boundaries of Gulod, Labac and Kumintang Ibaba in Batangas City as of 9AM today. Said bridge was struck down by strong winds brought by Typhoon Santi.

Per report received by the PNRC Operation Center in Manila, Chapter Emergency Response Unit (ERU) was first to assist the victims of the said accident that involved two (2) vehicles.

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Mirinae hits typhoon-battered Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (October 31, 2009) - Typhoon Mirinae (known locally as "Santi") hit Central Luzon in the Philippines in the early hours of Saturday, October 31, just weeks after the country was devastated by Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma. Millions of people were affected and hundreds of thousands displaced by these two previous storms.

The extent of the damage from Typhoon Mirinae is still to be determined, but flash flooding and widespread power outages are reported in areas of Metro Manila and the surrounding provinces of Laguna and Rizal.

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Philippines: NDCC Update - Situation Report No. 6 on Typhoon "Santi" (Mirinae)

DATE: 31 October 2009, 6:00 PM

References: DOST-PAGASA, DSWD, PCG, DPWH, AFP, PNP, BFP, OCDRCs NCR, I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B and V

I. HIGHLIGHTS

- A total of 2,251 families / 10,667 persons were affected in 54 barangays in 5 cities and 17 municipalities in 7 provinces in 4 regions with 1,130 families / 5,173 persons housed in 23 evacuation centers.

- As of noon today, there were 9,012 passengers, 598 vehicles (truckslcars/passenger buses), and 10 vessels stranded in ports around Luzon and Visayas; 54 vessels and 63 motorized bancas took shelter at these same ports.

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Trends in staple food prices in selected vulnerable countries- Issue No 5, Oct 2009

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and the potential impacts of these changes on the cost of the food basket. Staples contribute 40 - 80% of energy intake for the most vulnerable population groups in developing countries. Therefore, even a small increase in staple food prices has a high impact on overall food consumption, especially when the food basket is composed of very few staples.

The bulletin covers 60 countries over the period July to September 2009 .

Highlights:

- Overall: Prices of the main staple