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Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Nock-Ten/Nina (DG ECHO, NDRRMC, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 December 2016)

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  • The typhoon NOCK-TEN also known locally as NINA made a total 8 land falls: Ground Zero is the island-province of Catanduanes which is said to be the hardest hit, and where the typhoon first landed with sustained winds of 185km/h at around 6:00 in the evening of Christmas day. Out of the 8 landfall areas, 5 are islands and therefore accessible mostly only by boat. Communication and information have been limited. Electric power is cut out in most of the affected areas.

  • As of 27 December Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers (PDRRMOs) declared that they do not know yet the exact extent of the damage and needs as they have yet to access the different areas in their localities. Most are still inaccessible due to fallen trees and electric posts, landslides, damaged bridges, and rubble on several road networks.

  • According to The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) a population of 383 100 where evacuated, the casualties until now are 7 dead and 18 missing. 318 flights were cancelled.