DSWD DROMIC Preparedness for Response Report #3 on Typhoon “ROSITA” [I.N. YUTU] as of 29 October 2018, 6PM


Situation Overview


  • Stormy Weather over the areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 3 & 2. Travel by land is risky over these areas.

  • Moderate to heavy rains directly associated with the Typhoon is expected over Northern and Central Luzon starting tonight (29 Oct) Residents in these areas, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying areas and mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with the local disaster risk reduction and management offices.

  • Storm surge of up to 3 meters is possible over the coastal areas of Isabela, Cagayan, Aurora, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte and La Union.

  • Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with TCWS and eastern seaboards of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

  • Expected to make landfall over Southern Isabela - Northern Aurora area by Tomorrow morning (30 Oct) and traverse Aurora, Isabela, Quirino, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet and La Union.

  • Possible exit landmass by tomorrow afternoon and will exit PAR byWednesday evening (31 Oct.)

Status of Prepositioned Resources: Stockpile and Standby Funds

The DSWD Central Office (CO), concerned Field Offices (FOs), and National Resource Operations Center (NROC) have stockpiles and standby funds amounting to ₱1,403,575,664.48 (see Table 1) with breakdown as follows:

a. Stockpiles

A total of 366,614 Family Food Packs (FFPs) (see Table 2) amounting to ₱134,029,038.32 and available Food and Non-food Items (FNIs) amounting to ₱937,832,182.77.

b. Standby Funds

A total of ₱465,473,481.71 standby funds in the CO and FOs. Of the said amount, ₱411,020,429.10 is the available Quick Response Fund in the CO.