ACAPS Briefing Note: Philippines - Super Typhoon Nock Ten, Bicol (3 January 2017)

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Crisis overview

Typhoon Nock Ten (locally known as Nina) struck the Philippines, making eight landfalls between 25 and 26 December, with gusts of up to 285 km/h and winds of 235 km/h. Affected areas are the Bicol region (Region V), Mimaropa, Calabarzon and Eastern Visayas (Region VIII). Nearly 2 million people were affected and at least three people were killed. 1.4 million of the affected are in Cantanduanes, Albay, and Camerines Sur, in Bicol.

Catanduanes was the first province hit by the typhoon on 25 December. As of 2 January, nearly 60% (153,861 people) of the population was affected and more than 20,000 people were still in evacuation centres. Albay and Camarines Sur provinces, in the same region, are also severely affected.