ACT Alliance Rapid Response Fund Payment Request No. 11/2016: Typhoon Nock-ten (Nina), Philippines

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Funds Sent To: The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)

Amount Sent: 98,366 USD

Emergency: Typhoon Nock-ten, Philippines

Date of Emergency: 26 December 2016

ACT Requesting Member(s): The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)



Powerful Typhoon Nock-Ten or known locally as Nina, packing a maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 255 kph, entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR on December 23. It brought heavy rain and fierce winds. The typhoon made eight landfall from Bato, Catanduanes; Sagnay, Camarines Sur; San Andres Quezon; Torillos, Marinduque; Verde Island, Batangas; Tingloy Island, Batangas; Calatagan, Batangas; Lubang Island, Occidental Mindoro. Typhoon Nock-Ten is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday, December 28. It affected at least 384 barangays (villages in the four regions of Bicol (Region V, MIMAROPA (Region IVZB, CALABARZON (Region IVZA and Eastern Visayas (Region VIII.

According to the situation report issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC dated December 27, 8:00 a.m., a total of 87,059 households /429,485 people were pre-emptively evacuated in Regions CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V and VIII where 25,959 households /111,634 persons are affected.

The NDRRMC also reported that a total of 83 areas in MIMAROPA and Bicol regions have been experiencing power interruption or outage while seven power lines in the two regions and Calabarzon have been cut off at the height of the typhoon’s wrath. There is still no official figures yet, but according to NDRRMC spokesperson Romina Marasigan, agricultural crops as well as houses were destroyed in the areas badly hit provinces of Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay and Mindoro.