“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 795,081 families or 3,293,907 persons are affected in 3,099 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VI, VII, VIII and CARAGA (see Table 1).
II. Status of Displaced Families / Persons
a. Inside Evacuation Centers
There are 251 families or 1,226 persons taking temporary shelter in 25 evacuation centers in Region VI (see Table 2).
b. Outside Evacuation Centers
There are 6,632 families or 32,029 persons currently staying with their relatives and/or friends (see Table 3).