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Philippines Tropical Storm Akang Jan 1994 UN DHA Information Report 1

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DHA-GENEVA 94/0012

PHILIPPINES - TROPICAL STORM AKANG
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
13 JANUARY 1994

SITUATION

1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 'AKANG' HIT THE PHILIPPINES ON 6 JANUARY 1994 CAUSING HEAVY RAINS, FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES IN THE PROVINCES OF ALBAY, SORSOGON, PALAWAN AND MARINDUQUE. AKANG WAS THE FIRST TROPICAL DEPRESSION TO HIT THE PHILIPPINES IN 1994 AFTER A RECORD YEAR IN 1993 WITH 32 TYPHOONS.IT DEVASTATED AREAS THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN HIT IN DECEMBER 1993 BY THE SUCCESSION OF TYPHOONS 'LOLA', 'MANNY' AND 'NELL' DISRUPTING ONGOING RELIEF, RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION EFFORTS.

2. AS OF 13 JANUARY 1994, THE NATIONAL DISASTER COORDINATING COUNCIL (NDCC) PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE IMPACT OF TROPICAL STORM 'AKANG': 45 PEOPLE DEAD, 26 INJURED AND 17 MISSING. 12,554 FAMILIES (59,710 PERSONS) AFFECTED. 522 HOUSES TOTALLY DESTROYED AND 3,039 PARTIALLY. TOTAL DAMAGE TO INFRASTRUCTURE AND AGRICULTURE IN ALBAY AND SORSOGON ESTIMATED AT P. 69.163 MILLION (APPROX. US D 2.4 MILLION).

3. RESCUE AND RELIEF ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED BY ALL SERVICES CONCERNED. INSIDE EVACUATION CENTRES 2,003 FAMILIES (10,705 PERSONS) RECEIVE ASSISTANCE, OUTSIDE EVACUATION CENTRES 891 FAMILIES (3,117 PERSONS).

4.PRESIDENT FIDEL RAMOS HAD EARLIER DECLARED A STATE OF CALAMITY IN 16 PROVINCES (SORSOGON, MASBATE, BOHOL, BILIRAN, LEYTE, SOUTHERN LEYTE, NORTHERN SAMAR, EASTERN SAMAR, SAMAR, SURIGAO DEL NORTE, SURIGAO DEL SUR, SURIGAO, TAGBILARAN, ORMOC, TACLOBAN, CALBAYOG). ON 9 JANUARY, THE PROVINCES OF MARINDUQUE, ALBAY, AND
CAMARINES SUR AND THE CITIES OF LEGASPI, NAGA AND IRIGA WERE PLACED ON THE LIST WHICH INCREASED THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PLACES UNDER A STATE OF CALAMITY TO 22.

5.THE UN/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IS CLOSELY MONITORING THE SITUATION. NO REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE HAS BEEN MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT.

UPDATE ON IMPACT OF PREVIOUS TYPHOONS (SOURCE: NDCC)

6. TYPHOON 'LOLA'

DEATH TOLL: 250, INJURED: 576, MISSING: 68
TOTAL AFFECTED POPULATION: 191,950 FAMILIES (998,073 PERSONS)
HOMELESS: 43,676 FAMILIES (193,373 PERSONS)
HOUSES TOTALLY DESTROYED: 43,736 PARTIALLY DAMAGED: 155,670
TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATE:P. 1.184 BILLION (APPR.USD 40 MILLION).

7. TYPHOON 'MANNY'

DEATH TOLL: 101, INJURED: 142, MISSING: 12
TOTAL AFFECTED POPULATION: 87, 329 FAMILIES (425,777 PERSONS)
HOMELESS: 34,581 FAMILIES (172,298 PERSONS)
HOUSES TOTALLY DESTROYED: 34,561, PARTIALLY DAMAGED: 47,175
TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATE:P.693.667 MILLION (APPR.USD 24 MILLION).

8. TYPHOON 'NELL'

DEATH TOLL: 118, INJURED: 30, MISSING: 140
TOTAL AFFECTED POPULATION: 254,370 FAMILIES (1,483,990 PERSONS)
HOUSES TOTALLY DESTROYED: 22,809 PARTIALLY DAMAGED: 92,794
TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATE:P. 1.993 BILLION (APPR.USD 68 MILLION).

9.IFRC IS URGENTLY SEEKING RESOURCES TO MEET THE TARGET OF ITS APPEAL FOR USD 2,122,147 ISSUED ON 13 DECEMBER 1993 (REF. DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.3 ON TYPHOONS 'LOLA' AND 'MANNY'.

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