DSWD DROMIC Preparedness for Response Report #1 on Typhoon “ROSITA” [I.N. YUTU] as of 27 October 2018, 5PM


Situation Overview

Typhoon with International Name "YUTU" has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named "Rosita". At 10:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon "ROSITA" was located based on all available data at 1,345 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (17.6°N, 134.3°E). It is moving west at 20 kph with a maximum sustained winds of 200 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 245 kph.

• Possible hoisting of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals over the Eastern section of Northern and Central Luzon on Sunday evening (October 28).

• Moderate to heavy rains directly associated with the Typhoon is expected over Northern and Central Luzon starting Monday evening (October 29)

• Strong to very strong winds are expected to affect the Eastern section of Northern and Central Luzon starting Tuesday morning (October 30)

• Sea travel is risky over the Northern and Eastern seaboard of Luzon and seaboard of Samar provinces.

• Expected to make landfall over Cagayan – Isabela area by Tuesday (October 30).

• Possible raising TCWS #1 over Metro Manila by Monday evening (October 29).

Source: DOST-PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin

Status of Prepositioned Resources: Stockpile and Standby Funds

The DSWD Central Office (CO), Field Offices (FOs), and National Resource Operations Center (NROC) have stockpiles and standby funds amounting to ₱1,386,494,700.48 with breakdown as follows:

a. Standby Funds

A total of ₱463,960,181.71 standby funds in the CO and FOs. Of the said amount, ₱411,020,429.10 is the available Quick Response Fund in the CO.

b. Stockpiles

A total of 384,281 Family Food Packs (FFPs) amounting to ₱140,162,598.32 and available Food and Non-food Items (FNIs) amounting to ₱782,371,920.45.