Philippines

AHA Centre Flash Update - Tropical Cyclone Nock-ten (Nina), 26 December 2016

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After making its first landfall over Bato in the province of Catanduanes, yesterday 25 December 2016 at 6.30 PM local time, TC NOCK-TEN or Nina has made 4 other landfalls in Sagnay (Camarines Sur), San Andres (Quezon), Toorijos (Marinduque), and Verde Islands (Batangas). PAGASA reported that NOCK-TEN has weakened and currently has maximum sustained winds of 150 kph with gusts up to 250 kph, while passing Romblon. Tropical Cyclone NOCK-TEN expected to continue weakened and leave the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Wenesday 28 December.

A total of 77,560 families/383,097 people were pre-emptively evacuated in Regions Calabarzon, Mimaropa, V and VI. Based on the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre (NDRRMC) of the Philippines, A total of 17,277 Families are affected in 202 villages in Region Mimaropa and V. About 83 areas in Region Mimaropa and V were experiencing power interruption/outage since 25 December. The whole province of Camarine Sur were placed under a state of Calamity that will speed up access to the immediate fund needed for the local government in providing the emergency response in the area.

The National Response Cluster has been activated since 25 December. A total of approximately USD 140,000 (7 Million Peso) from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Local Government Units (LGU) were extended to Province of Albay, Camarine Sur and Sorsogon in Region V. In addition, non-food relief items are prepositioned in Office of Civil Defence (OCD) Regional Offices Calabarzon and Mimaropa since 24 December.

The government of the Philippines through NDRRMC is managing the situation and leading the response efforts. There is no request for International Assistance being made at the current situation.