I. Situation Overview
On 07 September 2021, “Kiko” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and intensified into a Typhoon. On 11 September 2021, Typhoon “Kiko” continued to weaken while moving over the coastal waters of Itbayat, Batanes bringing heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Batanes. Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains were also likely over Babuyan Islands, the northern portion of Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, and Benguet. Under these conditions, scattered to widespread flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides were possible especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazard as identified in hazard maps. Typhoon “KIKO” continued to enhance the Southwest Monsoon, bringing monsoon rains over Metro Manila, the rest of Ilocos Region, and the western sections of Central Luzon and Southern Luzon. On 12 September 2021, “KIKO” slightly weakened as it exited PAR.
Source: DOST-PAGASA Weather Advisory
II. Status of Affected Areas and Population
A total of 5,969 families or 21,221 persons were affected by Typhoon “Kiko” in 160 Barangays in Regions I, II and CAR (see Table 1).