DSWD DROMIC Report #21 on Typhoon “URSULA” as of 12 January 2020, 6PM
“PHANFONE”entered the PhilippineAreaof 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 784,469 families or 3,271,512 persons are affected in 3,061 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VI, VII, VIII and CARAGA (see Table 1).
II. Status of Displaced Families / Persons
a. Inside Evacuation Centers
There are 640 families or 2,762 persons taking temporary shelter in 85 evacuation centers in Region VI (see Table 2).