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Philippines - Typhoon Gloria Information Report No. 1, 26 July 1996

Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0246
SITUATION

1. TYPHOON GLORIA, THE SIXTH MAJOR STORM TO HIT THE PHILIPPINES THIS YEAR, AFFECTED THE NORTHERN LUZON PROVINCES CAUSING FLASHFLOODS AND LANDSLIDES. THE TYPHOON, WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 120 KPH NEAR THE CENTRE AND GUSTINESS UP TO 150 KPH, IS EXPECTED TO MOVE NORTHWEST TOWARDS BATANES IN THE DIRECTION OF SOUTHERN TAIWAN.

2. THE NATIONAL DISASTER COORDINATING COUNCIL (NDCC) OF THE PHILIPPINES PROVIDED A CONSOLIDATED REPORT ON THE IMPACT OF THE TYPHOON AS OF 26 JULY, 0500 HRS.

3. A TOTAL OF 7,152 FAMILIES (36,815