“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).