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25 Dec 2017 description

Nos preocupa especialmente la situación de los desplazados en Marawi
268 000 personas han sido afectadas y podrían haber perdido sus medios de vida

Madrid, 24 de diciembre de 2017

25 Dec 2017 description
  1. AHA Centre Disaster Monitoring & Response System alert level downgraded to “WATCH” as TS Tembin slows down, currently located at 8.1 N, 108.9 E with maximum wind speeds of 93 kph (gusts of 120 kph).

  2. TS Tembin slows down, changed its course, potentially does not make landfall in Viet Nam.
    Projected wind speeds and rainfall may still increase flood risks in southern part of Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia (figure above).

  3. Philippines, impact & response (NDRRMC, DSWD)

25 Dec 2017 description

(Excerpt)

22 December 2017

At 1:45 AM, STS "VINTA" has made landfall in Csteel, Davao Oriental.

At 5:00 AM, STS "VINTA" was in vicinity of Boston, Davao Oriental.

At 7:00 AM, STS "VINTA" was in the vicinity of Laak, Compostela Valley with a maximum sustained winds of 90 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 155 kph and moving west at 20 kph.

At 10:00 AM, "VINTA" has weakened into a Tropical Storm after crossing Davao Region

25 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

MANILA/COTABATO CITY, Philippines, 24 December 2017—UNICEF is closely monitoring the situation of children and families affected by tropical storm Vinta as it leaves the Philippines Area of Responsibility with reports indicating rising casualties in different areas affected.

Water, sanitation, care and management of injuries and access to food are the most immediately and life-saving needs.

UNICEF team out of the Mindanao Field Office is working around the clock with partners on the ground to assess the extent of damage and loss.

25 Dec 2017 description

"It happened very fast"

  • Scores of people still missing, thousands homeless

  • Tropical storm Tembin hit Mindanao island late Friday

  • UN's Guterres offers help, Pope Francis prays for victims

By Manuel Mogato

MANILA, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.

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 22 December 2017.

Status of Affected Families / Persons

115,568 families or 541,005 persons are affected in 998 barangays in Regions MMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

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 22 December 2017.

Status of Affected Families / Persons

117,528 families or 550,805 persons are affected in 1,019 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

24 Dec 2017 description

Amidst the Christmas celebration, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) staff and volunteers continue to work double time, even if it means not spending Christmas with their respective families, to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the two recent storms Vinta and Urduja that devastated the Visayas and Mindanao.

PRC Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon said staff and volunteers from the 31 chapters in Mindanao and its National Headquarters are currently responding and closely monitoring the situation as Tropical Storm Vinta traverses the country.

24 Dec 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

SOUTHERN REGION — As Typhoon Tembin approaches the mainland, “inexperienced” localities in the south, which rarely face heavy storms, are actively preparing for worst case scenarios.

These include mass evacuations, closure of schools and businesses, and strict bans on fishing vessels venturing out to sea.

Agriculture Minister Nguyễn Xuân Cường, head of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention, Search and Rescue, has warned that Tembin is the most powerful ‘late season storm’ to ever enter Vietnamese waters.

24 Dec 2017 description
  • Tropical Storm Tembin crossed the Sulu Sea in the morning of 23 December, having passed across the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, the second largest of the country. After crossing southern parts of Palawan on 23 December, Tembin, named Vinta in the Phillipines is currently over the South China Sea and is expected to strengthen in the next 24 hours, possibly becoming briefly a typhoon.

24 Dec 2017 description

• AHA Centre Disaster Monitoring & Response System maintain the highest alert “WARNING” for Typhoon Tembin (Vinta), approximate current location at 8.3 N, 113.2 with maximum wind speeds 148 kph gusts of 185 kph).

• Philippines, Typhoon Tembin affected 268,792 persons (59,580 families) in 518 barangays of 21 provinces in 9 Regions MIMAROPA, VII, X, IX, X, XI,
XII, ARMM and CARAGA (DSWD).

• Considering various reports and sources, death toll due to Typhoon Tembin may reach around 180-200 people.

24 Dec 2017 description

As tropical storm Kai-tak (locally known Urduja) leaves the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR), another tropical storm has entered PAR named Tembin (locally known as Vinta). TS Kai-tak dumped an estimated 300-500 mm of rain in eastern and central Visayas which caused flooding and landslides along its path. TS Tembin intensified as it made landfall in Davao Oriental in the morning of 22 December and crossed various provinces across Mindanao causing flash floods and landslides.

24 Dec 2017 description

SG/SM/18839
23 DECEMBER 2017

The Secretary-General is saddened to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by Tropical Storm Tembin (known locally as “Vinta”) in Mindanao, the Philippines, in which at least 75 people have lost their lives, with dozens more missing. Thousands of people have been displaced. The storm has damaged homes and infrastructure, and landslides remain a threat.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

24 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

At 11:00PM yesterday, Severe Tropical Storm “Vinta” has made landfall In Balabac, Palawan.

  • Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Palawan, while scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains is expected over the western section of Visayas and Mindanao within 24 hours. Residents of these areas must take appropriate actions against flooding and landslides, coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.

24 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

At 2:00PM today, Tropical Storm “VINTA” continues to move in a westward direction toward the southern Palawan.

  • Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Palawan, while scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains is expected over Bicol region, Visayas, Mindanao, and the rest of MIMAROPA within 24 hours.

24 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 22 December 2017.

Status of Affected Families / Persons

70,454 families or 320,180 persons are affected in 569 barangays in Regions MMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

Status of IDPs Inside Evacuation Centers

24 Dec 2017 description

23 December 2017

(Excerpt)

At 1:00 PM, the center of TS "VINTA" was estimated based on all available data at 245 km South Southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan or 245 km West of Balabac, Palawan.

24 Dec 2017 description

24 December 2017

(Excerpt)

TY "VINTA" exited PAR at 8:00 AM.

At 9:30 AM, the eye of TY "VINTA"was located based on all available data at 290 km South of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR) with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 145 kph. It is forecast to move West at 26 kph.

II. EFFECTS A. Affected Population (TAB A)

23 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

As Tropical Storm Tembin (local name: Vinta), aims to exits Philippine landmass, the trail of destruction it has left is emerging. Latest information indicates that Tembin has caused dozens – potentially hundreds – of fatalities, damaged thousands of houses, washed away vast amounts of livelihoods and disrupted the lives of people mainly in northern and central parts of Mindanao Island in the Philippines.