Philippines: Typhoon Haima Emergency Appeal Final Report (MDRPH022)

Situation Report
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Appeal history:

17 October 2016 - Haima develops in the Pacific as a Severe Tropical Storm.

18 October - Government enforces pre-emptive evacuations in areas likely to be severely affected by the typhoon.

19 October - Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) number 5 – the highest – is declared over Cagayan province.

  • Haima makes landfall 23H00 (local time) over Peñablanca, Cagayan (around 500 km northeast of Manila) with winds of 225 kph and gustiness of 315 kph Haima brings strong winds and heavy rains; wind damage and flooding in the affected areas.

  • DREF allocation is requested for CHF 48,659. This was later increased to CHF300,000.

23 October - Emergency Appeal seeking CHF 2,994,770 is launched on preliminary basis at the request of PRC.

4 November - Operations Update No. 1 is issued 20 December - The Emergency Appeal Plan of Action was revised and the budget was adjusted down to CHF 1,818,879.

12 May 2017 - Operations Update No.2 is issued.

26 July - The Emergency Appeal Plan of Action was revised and the budget was adjusted down to CHF 1,662,701 in the Operations Update no. 3.

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Typhoon Haima (locally known as Lawin) made landfall over Peñablanca, Cagayan on 19 October 2016 with winds of up to 225 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 315 kph. Haima left 14 people dead and more than 2.4 million people affected in 5 regions across Luzon. The provinces of Cagayan and Isabela were amongst the most severely affected. Almost 200,000 houses were damaged in those provinces, while damage to livelihoods amounted to 10 billion Philippine pesos (200 million Swiss francs).