DSWD DROMIC Preparedness for Response Report #2 on Typhoon “ROSITA” [I.N. YUTU] as of 27 October 2018, 6PM


Situation Overview

Typhoon "ROSITA" has maintained its strength and continues to move westward towards Northern Luzon. At 10:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon "ROSITA" was located based on all available data at 875 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.0°N, 129.9°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 tonight (October 28).

  • Moderate to heavy rains directly associated with the Typhoon is expected over Northern and Central Luzon starting tomorrow evening (October 29). Flooding and landslides are possible. Travel by land and sea is risky.

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

  • Strong to very strong winds are expected to affect the Eastern section of Northern and Central Luzon starting Monday evening (October 29).

  • Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.

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

  • Storm surge is possible over coastal areas of Isabela & Cagayan.

  • Everyone is advised to refrain from outdoor activities.

  • Possible exit PAR by Thursday (November 1)

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 ₱1,405,264,304.48 with breakdown as follows:

a. Standby Funds

A total of ₱465,743,481.71 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 371,763 Family Food Packs (FFPs) amounting to ₱135,717,678.32, and available food and non-food items (FNIs) amounting to ₱803,803,144.45.