Super Typhoon Haima made its landfall in Penablanca, Cagayan on 20 October 2016 at 11:00 PM with maximum sustained winds up to 225 kph and wind gusts up to 315 kph. Extremely strong winds in combination with torrential were experienced across the northern Luzon region along with flooding and landslides in many areas within the affected regions. At 10:00 PM on 20 October 2016, Typhoon Haima exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal are lifted.
The Typhoon affected more than 380,000 persons from the pre-emptive evacuation and displaced population in Regions I, II, III, Calabarzon, V and CAR. As of Sunday morning, 8 persons were reported dead, mostly due to landslides in Region CAR. The typhoon also damaged 13,966 houses as well as flooded 119 barangays in different places in different areas within the Region I, II, III and CAR.
The Government of the Philippines, through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), has triggered various preparedness measures, including pre-emptive evacuation to more than 158,000 persons in Regions I, II, III, Calabarzon, V and CAR. The NDRRMC also activated Disaster Response Clusters and deployed advance team to support preparedness measures. As of today, the Department of Social Welfare and Development and other Local Government Units have provided around USD 220,000 worth of assistance to the affected populations in Region I, II, III and CAR.
The AHA Centre deployed two staffs and two National ASEAN-ERAT members to Manila, Philippines to liaise and coordinate with the NDRRMC, as well as join the NDRRMC Composite RDANA Teams.