Philippines: Typhoons Information bulletin n° 1
The Philippines was struck by typhoon Nock-Ten (locally known as Juaning) on 27 July, bringing heavy rains and flash floods, affecting hundreds of thousands of people in low-lying areas on the eastern coast of the country. Soon after, tropical depression Muifa (Kabayan) did not make landfall but enhanced continuous rains. The combined effect of these events are reported to have killed more than 60 people and affected almost 200,000 families in several provinces of Luzon island.
In response to needs brought about by the combined effect of these weather disturbances, PRC extended its relief and rescue efforts by mobilizing its emergency response units and Red Cross 143 volunteers in affected areas of Central and Northern Luzon, Bicol region and Metro Manila. Life-saving equipment including ambulances, amphibian trucks and rubber boats were put in place should the flooding become worse. Chapters in affected areas provided food and non-food items including blankets, mosquito nets, plastic mats, rice and water containers to at least 3,100 persons.