Tropical Cyclone Tembin - Dec 2017Ongoing
On 20 Dec 2017, Tropical Depression "Vinta" (local name) has intensified into a tropical storm as it continues to track westward with maximum sustained winds of up to 65 kph. Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains is expected over Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Davao Region within 24 hours. The storm is expected to make landfall over Caraga - Davao Region area between Thursday (December 21) evening and Friday (December 22) morning. (Govt. of Philippines, 21 Dec 2017)
Tropical Storm Tembin crossed the Sulu Sea in the morning of 23 December, having passed across the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. The storm triggered mudslides and flooding causing more than 200 fatalities according to local media. 172 people are reported missing as well. According to International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), 70 000 people have been displaced. The most affected areas are in three of the regions in Mindanao. Northern Mindanao is the most affected with the massive flooding in Lanao Del Norte and in Cagayan De Oro City. (ECHO, 24 Dec 2017)
Several provinces in the island of Mindanao, Philippines, are reeling from the effects of Tropical Storm Tembin (local name: Vinta), which made landfall on Friday 22 December and exited Philippine landmass on Saturday 23 December 2017. The tropical storm has left a trail of destruction, including killing more than 170 people, displacing thousands, damaging houses and livelihoods, and disrupting normal lives of people mainly in northern and central parts of Mindanao. According to the seventh Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) report issued by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the storm has affected at least 313,498 people in 998 barangays in regions MMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA. (IFRC, 25 Dec 2017)
As of 27 December 2017, almost 112,000 people from regions MIMAROPA, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA and ARMM have been registered as IDPs staying in 231 evacuation centers. A further 30,000 people from regions IX, X, XI, and XII are known to be staying with family and friends. (Govt. of Philippines, 27 Dec 2017
As of 28 December, in total, 138,745 people are displaced, 112,553 of whom are staying in 204 evacuation centres. The remaining 26,192 displaced are hosted by friends and family. The regions hosting the highest number of displaced in evacuation centres are Region IX (17,367), Region X (29,776 including 18,460 in Lanao del Norte) and Region XI (51,415). In ARMM, 8,500 displaced people are currently staying in evacuation centres, including 1,025 in Lanao del Sur. About 66% of the displaced staying with family and friends (17,295) are located in Region XII (DSWD 28/12/2017).) (ACAPS, 28 Dec 2017)
According to DSWD, a total of 168,081 families (794,613 persons) 1,151 barangays were affected by the storm as of 1 Jan 2018. Currently 17,318 families (84,766 persons) are staying in 92 evacuation centers while 5,584 families (27,369 persons) are staying with family / friends. Over 3,500 houses are totally damaged. (Govt. of Philippines, 1 Jan 2018)
As of 2 January, 2018, over 77,000 people are staying in 72 evacuation centres in affected areas, while over 27,000 people are being hosted by friends and relatives. The NDRRMC has reported the deaths of the deaths of 165 persons, with the numbers expected to rise as search and rescue teams attempt to locate 163 missing persons believed to be buried in mud or swept away by flood waters (OCHA, 4 Jan 2018)
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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.
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.
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
23 December 2017
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 December 2017
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)
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.
Police and disaster officials in the Philippines say at least 133 people are dead and dozens of others are missing as a tropical storm triggered mudslides and floods.
Multiple deaths were reported Friday on Mindanao in the town of Tubod. "The river rose and most of the homes were swept away. The village is no longer there," according to a Tubod police officer.
Boulders in the town of Piagapo that were loosened by flash floods buried 40 houses.
Police say 12,000 people have left their homes for higher ground.
Philippines, TS Tembin (33, Vinta) will accelerate towards Palawan, with wind speed up to 120 kph (wind gust 148 kph) and bring 76.2-152.4 mm of rainfall within the next 36 hours).
• TS Tembin affected:
• Death toll stands at 133
• 26,580 families / 108,969 persons
• 389 barangays in 5 regions
• 17,023 families / 68,833 persons are currently residing in 227 evacuation centres in 5 regions
• Search, Rescue and retrieval efforts are currently underway in the affected areas of TS Vinta.
At 2:00 AM today, 23 December 2017, "VINTA" HAS INTENSIFIED INTO A TROPICAL STORM AND IS NOW OVER THE SULU SEA.
At 5:00 PM today, 22 December 2017, "VINTA" has weakened into a Tropical Depression and is now over Zamboanga Del Sur area.
Scattered to widespread moderate to occasionally heavy rains will prevail over Visayas and Western Mindanao within 24 hours.
Residents of these areas must make appropriate actions against flooding and landslides, coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.
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, which rendered several roads impassable.
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
There have been two significant weather systems to enter the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR) since 12 December 2017.
Summary of events
1) AHA Centre Disaster Monitoring & Response System (DMRS) maintains significant alert “WATCH” for Tropical Storm Tembin (33, current location: 8.6 N & 129.5) & “ADVISORY” for Tropical Depression Kai-tak (32, current location: 5.4 N & 107.8 E).
2) TS Tembin (33) may develop into Typhoon Category 1 on 24-Dec-17 00:01 UTC+7, wind speed 120 kph & wind gusts 148 kph, bringing up to 152.4-228.6 mm of rainfall & high waves in South China Sea.
- Tropical Cyclone TEMBIN (named VINTA in the Philippines) continued moving west toward Mindanao island (Philippines) and made landfall in the evening of 21 December close to Cateel town (Davao Oriental province, Davao region) as a Tropical Storm. On 22 December at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 40 km north-west of Tagum city (Davao del Norte province, Davao region) and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 83 km/h (Tropical Storm).
- Over the next 48 hours it is forecast to continue moving west over Sulu Sea and Palawan, slightly strengthening.
Issued at 11:00 PM today, "Vinta" has intensified into a Severe Tropical Storm and is about to make landfall in Surigao Del Sur.
21 December 2017
At 05:00 AM today, "VINTA" has intensified into a Tropical Storm (TS) as it continues to track westward. The center of TS "VINTA" was estimated based on all available data at 510 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (09.0 'hi, 130.9 °E).
This map illustrates the tropical cyclone Tembin17's path with high, medium and low wind impact zones observed as of 21 December 2017 and predicted until 26 December 2017. The tropical cyclone path and wind speed zones were derived from Joint Research Centre data. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.
"VINTA" HAS INTENSIFIED INTO A SEVERE TROPICAL STORM AND IS ABOUT TO MAKE LANDFALL IN SURIGAO DEL SUR.
Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Visayas, Caraga, Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao and North Cotabato within 24 hours. Residents of these areas must make appropriate actions against flooding and landslides, coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.
SUMMARY of TD Kai-Tak (PH, BN, MY, ID)
1) TD Kai-tak left significant damage in Philippines. As of 20-Dec-17, 298,396 families or 1,150,486 persons are affected in 1,766 barangays in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII,
MIMAROPA and CARAGA; 11,752 families are in 236 evacuation centers (DSWD).
2) TD Kai-tak is currently located at 6.8 N & 109.5 E & lowered to Tropical Depression.
3) AHA Centre DMRS lowered warning level to ADVISORY for Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia & Indonesia due to rainfall brought by TD Kai-tak