Philippines: NDCC media update Typhoon "Reming" (Durian) 01 Dec 2006

Report
from Government of the Philippines
Published on 01 Dec 2006
GLENN J RABONZA, Administrator, OCD and Executive Officer, NDCC
DATE : December 01, 2006 as of 12:00 NN

I. WEATHER UPDATE

Typhoon "REMING" has crossed the Northern Coast of Mindoro and continues moving Westward towards the South China Sea.

At 10:00 AM, December 01, 2006, the eye was located at 50 kms Southwest of Lubang Island or at 160 kms Southwest of Metro Manila (13.6°N, 119.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph moving West at 15 kph.

It is expected to be at 460 West Southwest of Metro Manila or over the South China Sea by tomorrow morning. By Sunday morning, it will be at 750 kms West Southwest of Metro Manila.

PSWS No. 3 - Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island

PSWS No. 2 - Calamian Group of Island, Oriental Mindoro, Batangas and Cavite

PSWS No. 1 - Laguna, Bataan, Southern Zambales and Metro Manila

II. CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT and COORDINATING ACTIVITIES

NDCC-OPCEN

- Coordinated with AFP for a backup radio communications unit installed at the OPCEN

- Coordinated with MMDA for a stand by road clearing team for Metro Manila and environs

- Coordinated with appropriate agencies for the conduct of rapid needs assessment in the affected areas.

- Coordinated with AFP, BFP, and OCDRC5 for rescue of trapped victims due to flooding in several areas in Legaspi City

REGION V

- Conducted Emergency Meeting/Assessment today, 7:30 AM, December 01, 2006

- RDCC in coordination with PDCC-Albay dispatched 3 SAR Teams from PNPMRG and PNRC-Albay

- AFP responders on site : elements of 65 IB, 901st Bde, Civil Military Operations Unit (CMOU) and CRS

- One (1) AFP company has been providing assistance in Legaspi City and Daraga and mobility assets of PAF and PN are being mobilized in coordination with PNP

III. EFFECTS

A. Affected /Evacuated Population (Tab A)

- A total of 4,403 families or 21,684 persons were affected in 84 barangays of twenty five (25) municipalities and four (4) cities in nine (9) provinces of Regions IV and V

Note: Five (5) Barangays in Daraga, Albay (Balibago, Culiat, Busay, Binitayan and Cagsawa) were reportedly affected by extensive mudflow due to continuous heavy rains

B. Casualties (Tab B)

- DEAD - 55 (20 in Daraga and Sto. Domingo & 1 in Canaman, Camarines Sur)

- INJURED - 64 (Canaman, Camarines Sur)

- MISSING - 113 (100 Daraga and 13 Sto. Domingo)

C. Initial Damages

Region V

- Undetermined number of houses were destroyed in Camarines Sur

- 50% of the houses in Virac, Catanduanes were destroyed

- Capitol Offices in Camarines Sur sustained damages as reported by the 902nd BDE, AFP

- OCD V Regional Office in Camp Ola, Legaspi City incurred damages (broken windows due to strong winds

- Transmission lines affected:

Albay - Daraga-Ligao 699W line, Tabaco 69 KV line, Daraga-Legaspi 69 KV line, Daraga-Irosin 69KV line, Daraga-Sorsogon 69 KV line, Naga- Daraga 69 KV line, Daraga-Tiwi line and Daraga-Bacman 230KV line

Sorsogon - Sorsogon-Irosin 69 KV line

Camarines Norte - Labo-Gumaca 230KV line, Labo-Talisay 69 KV line, Labo-Batobalani 69 KV line

Camarines Sur - Naga-Tayabas 230 KV line, Naga-Lagonoy 69 kV line, Naga-Tinambac 69 KV line, Naga-Libmanan, Naga-Iriga 69 KV line and Naga-Naga 69KV line

Region IV A

- Quezon - Gumaca-Labo 230W Line, Tayabas-Naga 230W Line, QUEZELCO 1 (Bondoc Pininsula, Calaug, Tagkawayan, Atimonan, Gumaca , Plaridel, Pitogo, Hondagua and Lopez)

Region IV B

- Marinduque - estimated cost of damages P 15.2 Million (Roads and Bridges P

5 Million; School Buildings P 5.2 Million and Flood Control P 5 Million)

D. Status of Transportation, Communication and Power

Transportation

- All passenger shipping vessels plying MIMAROPA routes are still cancelled as of this report

- OCD Region VIII reported that ferry trip from Allen, Northern Samar to Matnog resumes as of 8:00 AM, December 01, 2006

- DOTC reported that Philtranco and Victory Liners bound for Bicol , Panay and Visayas to Mindanao are cancelled

- DPWH reported the status of roads on the following areas:

Region 3 - all roads are passable except Baler-Bongabon due to swollen river at Villa 2

Region IV A - all roads are passable to vehicular traffic. Maharlika Highway from SLEX to Bicol Boundary and Manila-Batangas Road were already cleared of debris and passable to traffic. Hardest hit was Bondoc Peninsula

Region IV B - Mamburao to Sablayan Road in Occidental Mindoro is not passable due to fallen trees

Region V - Maharlika Highway in Andaya Section from Sipocot, San Fernando, Nabua and Polangue to Daraga in Albay were partially closed to traffic.

Intermittent road sections going to Sorsogon were closed to vehicular traffic due to fallen trees and electric posts.

Legaspi-Tabaco-Tiwi Roads is hardly passable due to mudslide and fallen trees. Clearing operation is on-going Partial estimated cost of Damages - P 600 Million Region VI - All roads are passable

Communication

Power and communications are cut-off in Bondoc Peninsula and the Bicol region due to the tripping of the 230KV Gumaca-Labo at 3:50 AM and Tayabas -Naga line at 8:09 AM

Power

- Two (2) major transmission lines : Naga-Tayabas line and Gumaca-Labo line were totally damaged which resulted to the tripping off of ten (10) sub-transmission lines in Bicol region

- National Transmission Corporation (Transco) reported TOTAL POWER LOSS in Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon Provinces in Region V; No electricity in some parts of Batangas, Laguna and Quezon Provinces in Region IV

OCD Region IV reported that Ibaan and San Juan, Batangas and Oriental Mindoro have no power

IV. INITIAL ASSESSMENT

Region V (Albay)

- According to DPWH, national roads are impassable to all types of vehicle. They are conducting road clearing operations

- No water supply and communication facilities bogged down region-wide

V. PRIORITY NEEDS and REQUIREMENTS

Region V

Wash

Drinking Water

Health

Medical Teams and Social Workers, Medicines, Cadaver bags

Food

Relief goods

Non-food

Blankets

Emergency Shelter

Temporary shelter

Other Requirements

Air assets Chopper for aerial survey

Rescue Team with canine capability

VI. HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

DSWD Field Office IV-A provided P117,860.30 worth of relief supplies to the affected families through Congressman Tañada III of the 4th District of Quezon Province

East Asia Emergency Rice Reserve (EARR) allocated P197,500.00 worth of rice

VII. NDCC PRIORITY ACTIONS

Conduct of rapid damage and needs assessment, search and rescue, relief operations and assessment of damaged lifelines