DSWD DROMIC Report #15 on Typhoon “URSULA” as of 06 January 2020, 6PM
“PHANFONE” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 23 December 2019 and was named “Ursula” as the 21st Philippine tropical cyclone for 2019. On 24 December 2019, “Ursula” intensified into a typhoon as it moved toward Eastern Visayas; hence, also affecting Northeastern Mindanao, Bicol Region, Central Visayas, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and Western Visayas. On 28 December 2019, “Ursula” weakened into a Tropical Storm (TS) and exited PAR.
I. Status of Affected Families / Persons
A total of 695,160 families or 2,855,896 persons are affected in 2,943 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VI, VIII and CARAGA (see Table 1).
Note: All affected population in Region VII were pre-emptively evacuated and have returned home after the typhoon. Ongoing assessment and validation are continuously being conducted in other regions.
Source: DSWD-FOsMIMAROPA, VI, VIII and Caraga