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26 Dec 2017 description

MANILA, Dec. 26 -- Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today immediately ordered the augmentation of medicines and other medical supplies in regions hit by tropical storm “Vinta” in Mindanao to respond to the immediate health needs of thousands of affected families and communities.

26 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

On 22 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Severe Tropical Storm and was named “Vinta” (international name: Tembin). It exited Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 24 December 2017.

Status of Affected Families / Persons

143,188 families or 673,429 persons are affected in 1,140 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

26 Dec 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross(PRC) appealed for humanitarian aid to help the more than 500,000 people affected by Typhoon Vinta (Tembin), which hit 23 provinces in the Philippines before Christmas day.

PRC Chairman Richard Gordon made the appeal as figures on the number of deaths and missing people from the flashfloods and landslides that struck parts of Mindanao continue to rise in the wake of ‘Vinta’.

26 Dec 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Update: December, 26/2017 - 10:00

HÀ NỘI — More than 1.1 million people in 15 provinces and cities in the south of Việt Nam have been evacuated to safety as Typhoon Tembin approaches, with the storm forecast to land in the coastal area from Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu to Cà Mau provinces early today.

The Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue and the Border Guard Command provided information on the storm’s movements to more than 69,000 vehicles.

26 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

On 22 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Severe Tropical Storm and was named “Vinta” (international name: Tembin). It exited Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 24 December 2017.

Status of Affected Families / Persons

119,132 families or 557,148 persons are affected in 1,041 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

26 Dec 2017 description
  • 19 southern provinces from Ba Ria- Vung Tau to Ca Mau are on high alert.

  • The damage level could be high due to the region’s population density, large number of tourists and many economic activities.

  • The majority of population living in the riverside and river mouth areas bring high vulnerabilities to these provinces. Approximately 1 000 000 people were told by the authorities to prepare for evacuation, and 70 000 were moved from low-lying areas.

26 Dec 2017 description
  • Tropical Storm Tembin or locally known as “Vinta” made landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental at around 2am on 22 December. It then intensified into a severe tropical storm and affected directly in its path eastern Mindanao, western Mindanao, central Mindanao, and the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM); where the city of Marawi is located. The full extent of the devastation is becoming clearer as the most remote areas are becoming accessible.

26 Dec 2017 description

In response to the devastating typhoon that struck the whole island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines on 22 December 2017, AMDA will be sending a team of relief personnel to Cagayan de Oro in the Province of Misamis Oriental. The torrential rain has caused the flooding of Cagayan River in the region, affecting the city located in the downstream area.

26 Dec 2017 description
report CARE

Tropical storm Tembin, locally known as Vinta, brought catastrophic damage to several provinces in Mindanao, south of Philippines. The death toll in the storm’s onslaught rose to at least 240 particularly in communities swept by flash floods and landslides in Zamboanga Peninsula region before Christmas day.

Tembin’s heavy downpour caused flooding, landslides and flashfloods that destroyed houses, rice fields and infrastructures. Over 500,000 people were affected in eight regions. Of which, more than 90,000 are now staying in evacuation centers.

26 Dec 2017 description

Manila/Kuala Lumpur 26 December —Four days after tropical storm Tembin made landfall in Mindanao, thousands of survivors are still in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

“Our teams in Mindanao are doing all they can to reach everyone who needs them. But the work is difficult and often slow,” says Philippine Red Cross Chairman Gordon. “Around the world, people are spending this time period with their families. For people affected by Tembin, what should be a peaceful time is instead full of uncertainty and fear. We need to help them.”

26 Dec 2017 description

Tropical storm (TS) made landfall in Davao Oriental in the morning of 22 December and crossed various provinces across Mindanao causing flash floods and landslides. Severe flooding and landslides have been reported in Cagayan de Oro City and in a number of towns in Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur , Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay provinces. The Mindanao Humanitarian Team and its local partners are undertaking needs assessment and supporting local government units in the humanitarian response.

26 Dec 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,836,944 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to deliver assistance and support to 20,000 people affected by Tropical Storm Tembin. The operation will focus on the following sectors: health (including psychosocial support and nutrition); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); livelihoods (including cash); shelter (including non-food items); disaster risk reduction, protection, gender and inclusion (PGI); and National Society capacity enhancement.

25 Dec 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Update: December, 25/2017 - 14:19

HÀ NỘI — On Monday morning, a total of more than 1.1 million people in 15 provinces and cities in the south were relocated to safe places before Typhoon Tembin could make land fall.

The Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue and the Border Guard Command provided information of the storm’s movement to more than 69,000 vehicles.

25 Dec 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has received a donation from the Qatar Red Crescent Society amounting to P14-million ($280,000) that will help support the humanitarian needs of the more than 20,000 families devastated by Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) in Mindanao. Qatar Red Crescent Society Head of Delegation Abdelmounaim Mhindate(center) said the news to PRC Chairman Richard Gordon(right) and PRC Secretary General Atty. Oscar Palabayab(left) during its emergency meeting on the ‘Vinta’ response at the PRC National Headquarters on December 24.

25 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

On 22 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Severe Tropical Storm and was named “Vinta” (international name: Tembin). It exited Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 24 December 2017.

Status of Affected Families / Persons

118,596 families or 555,409 persons are affected in 1,034 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

25 Dec 2017 description

As flashfloods and landslides brought by tropical storm Tembin (known locally as “Vinta”) left one hundred dead and over 70,000 people displaced in southern Philippines, continued rain could cause further suffering for survivors over the coming days.

25 Dec 2017 description

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II EFFECTS

A. Affected Populations (TAB A)

  • 1. A total of 117,528 families/550,805 persons are affected in 1,019 barangays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA"
  • 2. Of which, a total of 19,203 families/89,524 persons are currently being served inside 231 evacuation centers (ECs) and 12,512 families/62,834 persons outside the evacuation center.

B. Casualties