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20 Dec 2017 description

Amid access dangers and difficulties, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) deployed a humanitarian caravan that will provide much-needed assistance to Biliran province, one of the areas worst hit by Tropical Storm Urduja.

PRC Chairman Dick Gordon said it’s Christmas in a few days but its staff and volunteers are working hard to bring water and relief items to affected communities in the province.

19 Dec 2017 description
  • The Tropical Cyclone KAI-TAK (local name URDUJA) continued moving south-southwest, slightly strengthening but remaining a tropical storm. It exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 19 December early morning UTC. Over the next 24 hours it is forecast to continue moving south-west over the South China sea, heading towards West Malaysia, strengthening further.

19 Dec 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Philippine Red Cross, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is not required, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time, but will continue to monitor the evolving situation

19 Dec 2017 description
  • Storm surges are expected off Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan FT according to MET Malaysia.

  • Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department has issued a Flash Flood Warning for 4 districts resulting from heavy and thunder showers.

  • All sea recreational activities and sports are advised to cease due to the storm surges.

  • Wind gusts are expected to reach between 40km/h and 50km/h.

19 Dec 2017 description

18 December 2017

At 2:00 AM, TD "URDUJA" has passed in the vicinity of Cuyo islands and was forecasted to move towards Palawan. Sea travel is not advised over the seaboards of Palawan.

18 Dec 2017 description

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18 December 2017

At 2:00 AM, TD "URDUJA" has passed in the vicinity of Cuyo islands and was forecasted to move towards Palawan. Sea travel is not advised over the seaboards of Palawan.

18 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

On 12 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Urduja” (international name: Kai-tak). It has intensified into a Tropical Storm as it continued to threaten Samar provinces on 14 December 2017. It has weakened into a Tropical Depression today, 17 December 2017.

Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Sever Weather Bulletin

Status of Affected Families / Persons

18 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

On 12 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Urduja”. It has intensified into a Tropical Storm as it continued to threaten Samar provinces on 14 December 2017.

Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Sever Weather Bulletin

Status of Affected Families / Persons

50,653 families or 221,386 persons are affected in 491 barangays in Regions V, VI, VIII and CARAGA (see Table 1).

18 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression "URDUJA" was estimated based on all available data at 90 km North Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (10.5 °N, 118.5 °E)

18 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

On 12 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Urduja” (international name: Kai-tak). It has intensified into a Tropical Storm as it continued to threaten Samar provinces on 14 December 2017. It has weakened into a Tropical Depression today, 17 December 2017.

Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Sever Weather Bulletin

Status of Affected Families / Persons

17 Dec 2017 description

Many areas were flooded, damaging crops and infrastructure

MANILA, Dec 17 (Reuters) - At least 26 people were killed while several residents were missing in an island province in central Philippines after tropical storm Kai-tak brought heavy rains that triggered landslides, local authorities and media said on Sunday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

17 Dec 2017 description
  • On 17 December, Tropical Cyclone KAI-TAK (named URDUJA in the Philippines) has weakened into a Tropical Depression and is crossing the Samar Sea. Kai-Tak is expected to move slowly to west across the Central Philippines through the next 2 or 3 days. In past 2 days there has been 500-900 mm rainfall across central Philippines, causing floods and landslides.

17 Dec 2017 description

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17 December 2017

At 2:00 AM, TS "URDUJA" remained almost stationary over the Northern portion of Samar Province. At 4100 AM, Tropical Depression outside PAR was estimated at 2,040 km East of Mindanao with maximum sustained winds of 40 kph and gustiness of up to 50 kph.

17 Dec 2017 description

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16 December 2017

At 2:00 AM, TS "URDUJA" remained slow-moving off the coast of Eastern Samar while maintaining its maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.

At 5:00 AM, "URDUJA" has slightly intensified and began to move closer towards Samar Island with maximum sustained winds of 80 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 95 kph. It is forecasted to move West Northwest at 10 kph.

16 Dec 2017 description

Pre-emptive evacuation

  • 4,327 families

Total affected persons

  • 158,166 persons

  • (35,021 families)

Philippines

✓ 356,490 family food packs have been prepared

✓ PHP 245 million have been allocated as standby funds.

✓ Province-wide work and classes have been suspended.

✓ Landslides was report in Mimaropa and Region VIII.

✓ Flooding was also reported in Mimaropa and Region VI.

16 Dec 2017 description

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15 December 2017

TS "URDUJA" has slightly intensified as it continues to move slowly off the eastern coast Samar Island. At 4:00 AM, the center of TS "URDUJA" was estimated based on all available data at 205 km East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar. It has maximum sustained winds of up to 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecasted to move Northwest at 5 kph.

16 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

On 12 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Urduja”. It has intensified into a Tropical Storm as it continued to threaten Samar provinces on 14 December 2017.

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

35,188 families or 158,700 persons are affected in 326 barangays in Regions V, VIII and CARAGA (see Table 1).

2. Status of Displaced Families / Persons