On 12 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Urduja”. It has intensified into a Tropical Storm as it continued to threaten Samar provinces on 14 December 2017.
1. Status of Affected Families / Persons
35,021 families or 158,166 persons affected in 322 barangays in Regions VIII and CARAGA (see Table 1).
2. Status of Displaced Families / Persons
A total of 8,831 families or 38,846 persons are currently staying inside 141 evacuation centers in Regions VIII and CARAGA while 1 family or 4 persons are currently staying outside evacuation center in Region VIII (see Table 2).
3. Status of Stranded Passengers
There are 6,910 stranded passengers in Regions MIMAROPA, V, and CARAGA. (See Table 3)