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18 Nov 2009 description
report AmeriCares

STAMFORD, Conn. - AmeriCares and Boeing today delivered an emergency shipment of medical aid to the Philippines where thousands of people are still reeling from the devastation caused by back-to-back storms this fall.

Floodwaters from Typhoon Ketsana and other storms have been slow to recede, creating a breeding ground for waterborne diseases. With tens of thousands still homeless and living in crowded evacuation centers, the threat of infectious diseases spreading remains high.

05 Nov 2009 description
report Logistics Cluster

1. Highlights

- The Logistics Cluster, UNHAS and government representatives undertook a two-day mission to northern Luzon to assess requirements and cut-off locations, leading to a reinforced program for deliveries.

- Due to a clear need for assistance in locations that remain inaccessible, helicopter support will be extended until the end of November.

2. Logistics Coordination

- Accessibility in northern Luzon remains an issue, notably in areas above Baguio.

24 Oct 2009 description

WAM Manila, Oct 24th, 2009 (WAM) -- The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has offered humanitarian aid to the victims of floods in Philippines. The relief aid, which included food stuff items, was received by Rahma Al Shamsi, a Consul at the UAE Embassy in Philippines to be distributed to the families affected by the recent floods and hurricanes.

Al Shamsi said the relief aid stems from the UAE leadership and government's belief of significance of humanitarian assistance to alleviate suffering of the victims of floods and natural disasters.

21 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, its geographic location being the biggest contributing factor. The consequences of disasters and the resulting environmental degradation pose a serious threat to the economic development of the country. The country's population density and extreme poverty worsen the situation, making residents more vulnerable to natural hazards and public health emergencies.

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

In the context of the Asia Pacific Zone, its demographic, socio-economic and environmental trends, and the Federation's strategic priorities, the Southeast Asia regional secretariat team continues to support the 11 national societies in Southeast Asia. The countries of the region remain vulnerable to health and disaster related risks. Disasters which annually affect the region include cyclones, typhoons, floods and earthquakes.

08 Oct 2009 description

Manila_(dpa) _ Six people were killed when a town health centre collapsed under tons of mud in the western Philippines, a provincial police chief said Thursday.

Rescue workers recovered six bodies late Wednesday from the health centre in Taytay town in Palawan province, 600 kilometres south of Manila, Senior Superintendent Aurelio Trampe said.

Trampe said the health centre, located at the foot of a mountain, collapsed after the mud fell on it Wednesday.

"We have stopped the search and rescue operations," he said.

07 Oct 2009 description

Weak El Niño episode continue to persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Sea Surface Temperature (SST) was at least 1.0 oC above-average across much of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean.

01 Oct 2009 description
report AlertNet

Written by: Laurie Goering

LONDON (AlertNet) - Low-lying Asian nations from Bangladesh to Vietnam have long been thought the most vulnerable to damage if climate change brings rising seas and worsening storm surges.

But a range of major coastal cities in Africa - particularly Lagos and Alexandria - may also bear the brunt of climate-related changes over the next century, according to a report by the Centre for Global Development .

The think tank's study, which projects the vulnerability of coastal populations to …

30 Sep 2009 description

COTABATO City--- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo flew in here today to discuss relocation plans for around 70 coastal families in a remote seashore barangay somewhere in Kalamansig here, who were displaced by typhoon Frank last year and by storm Jolina early this year.

The families, according to the President, are afraid to return to their home at the slopes of a mountain-seashore area, which are prone to landslides and floods.

She said they should be provided with permanent relocation sites which are safe and should not be houses forever in tents.?

The President wants to ensure …

27 Sep 2009 description

DATE: 27 September 2009,12:00 NN

References: DOST-PAGASA, AFP, PCG, PNP, OCDRCs I, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, XII, CAR and NCR

I. EFFECTS

A. AFFECTED/EVACUATED (Tab A)

- Partial total of Affected Population in Metro Manila, Bulacan and Pampanga, Batangas, Laguna, Rizal and Carnarines Sur: 59,241 families / 294,555 persons

- Partial total of Evacuees: 9,601 families / 47,261 persons in 101 evacuation centers

B. Casualties (Tab B)

- DEAD: 52

  • NCR - 7 (3 in Muntinlupa City, 2 in NIA Road, Quezon City; 1 Marikina City and 1 in Brgy.
27 Sep 2009 description

DATE: 27 September 2009, 1:00 AM

References: DOST-PAGASA, AFP, PCG, PNP, OCDRCs I, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, CAR and NCR

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

- Tropical Storm "ONDOY" is now off the coast of Zambales after crossing Central Luzon. At 10:00 PM today, the center of TS "Ondoy" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 90 km West Northwest of Subic, Zambales or at 70 km Southwest of lba, Zambales (15.1=B0N. 119.4=B0E) with maximum center winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph moving West Northwest at 19 kph.

27 Sep 2009 description

DATE: 27 September 2009,5:00 AM

References: DOST-PAGASA, AFP, PCG, PNP, OCDRCs I, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, CAR and NCR

I. EFFECTS

A. AFFECTED/EVACUATED (Tab A)

- Partial total of Affected Population in Metro Manila, Bulacan and Pampanga, Batangas, Laguna, Rizal and Camarines Sur: 54,891 families / 279,763 persons

- Partial total of Evacuees: 8,388 families / 41,205 persons in 92 evacuation centers

B.

26 Sep 2009 description

The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) today deployed three (3) Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) Teams to rescue the stranded commuters and affected families due to heavy rains caused by tropical storm Ondoy, the PNRC Operation Center reported.

WASAR teams of PNRC National Headquarters were deployed in Providence Village, Cainta and in Marikina which were greatly affected by flooding.

In a report of Leo Ebajo from WASAR Team 1, 40 persons were rescued near R.

26 Sep 2009 description

DATE: 26 September 2009, 6:00 PM

References: DOST-PAGASA, AFP, PCG. PNP, OCDRCs I, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, CAR and NCR

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

- Tropical Storm "ONDOY" continues to cross Central Luzon on its way to the South China Sea. At 4:00 PM today, the center of TS "Ondoy" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at the vicinity og Pampanga [15.1=B0N. 120.9=B0E] with maximum center winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph moving West Northwest at 13 kph.

26 Sep 2009 description

Tropical Storm "Ondoy" has accelerated further as it moves closer to Central Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour near center and gustiness of up to 100 kilometer per hour, the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Operation Center reported.

In a report of PNRC Catanduanes, Aurora and Isabela Chapters to PNRC Chairman Richard Gordon, these provinces are experiencing light to moderate rains.

26 Sep 2009 description

DATE: 26 September 2009, 10:00 AM

References. DOST- PAGASA, PCG, OCDRCs, lll, lV-A, V and NCR

I. OVERVIEW:

- Tropical Storm "ONDOY" has accelerated further as it moves closer to Central Luzon

- Tropical Storm "ONDOY" is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and bring rains over Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas. Residents living in low lying areas and near mountain slopes in areas affected by the Southwest Monsoon and those under Signals No. 1 and 2 are alerted against possible flashflvods and landslides

26 Sep 2009 description

Manila_(dpa) _ Hundreds of people fled their homes in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces on Saturday amid overnight heavy rains brought about by a tropical storm, the government said.

The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said more than 1,000 passengers have been stranded after authorities suspended the small ferries from sailing and several domestic flights were cancelled.

The agency said a total of 1,800 people, mostly from suburban cities of Marikina, Pasig and Muntinlupa, abandoned their homes near swollen rivers and creeks.

The non-stop rains also flooded …

26 Sep 2009 description

DATE: 26 September 2009,2:00 PM

References: DOST- PAGASA, PCG,OCDRCs l, lll, lV-A, lV-B, V, CAR and NCR

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

- Tropical Storm "ONDOY" has made landfall near the boundary of Aurora and Quezon. At 10:00 AM today, the center of TS "Ondoy" was estimated near Infants, Quezon (15.0=B0N. 121.5=B0E) with maximum center winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 120 kph. It its expected to he at 230 km West Northwest of Iba, Zambales by tomorrow morning and by Monday morning.

17 Sep 2009 description

Ramon, Isabela (17 September) -- The National Irrigation Administration-Magat River Irrigation System (NIA-MRIIS) has sought the help of concerned national government agencies and non-government organizations in the efficient and accurate flood forecasting and in giving warning to the affected localities downstream of the Magat river.

NIA-MARIIS management said that the agency lacks flood forecasting and warning system equipments or devices to promptly monitor the real water inflow to the Magat Dam.

Dam and Reservoir Division Chief Engr. Saturnino Tenedor said there are six rain …