Philippines

Philippines: Typhoon Haima Situation Report No. 2 (as of 21 October 2016)

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Highlights

  • Eight confirmed deaths so far from landslides. Two people are missing.

  • Over 53,000 people are displaced in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Regions I, II, III in northern Luzon, and Regions IV-A and V in southern Luzon.

  • Power remains out in all of CAR and in 60 municipalities across Regions I and VI-A.

  • Cellular, internet and landline services are intermittent in Regions I, II and CAR. The slow restoration of communications and electricity has been an operational constraint for coordination and communicating updates.

  • There are currently 42 roads and 4 bridges, mostly in CAR, closed to traffic due to flooding, debris damage or soil collapses.

Situation Overview

Affected population

Eight deaths, all males, including two minors and an infant, have so far been attributed to this storm. These deaths all occurred from landslides in CAR. Additionally, there are two people reported missing. A total of 53,433 people were displaced in CAR and Regions I, II, III, IV-A and V, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Of those, 40,515 people are currently staying in 331 evacuation centres, while nearly 11,000 more are staying with friends or relatives.

Damages

While damage assessments continue across the affected regions, so far, 113 houses were reported damaged or destroyed in CAR by the regional Office of Civil Defense (OCD). Flooding up to 3 feet above ground level has also been reported in parts of Pangasinan and Pampanga provinces. Partner organizations have also reported temporary flooding in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Tarlac and Bataan.

There are currently 42 roads and 4 bridges, mostly in CAR, closed to traffic due to flooding, damage from debris or soil collapses, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). DPWH has released equipment and deployed maintenance crews for debris clearing operations and is monitoring road conditions across the affected areas. In Regions IV-A and V, 98 passengers remain stranded in 3 seaports.

Power remains out in all of CAR and in 60 municipalities across Regions I and VI-A. Cellular communications have been restored in Region I, but internet and landline services remain down. Communication in CAR and Region II remains intermittent. The slow restoration of communications and electricity has been an operational constraint for coordination and communicating updates.
In CAR, over PhP26 million (US$557,000) in damages was reported by the regional OCD. Rice crops were hardest hit, followed by corn and other high-value crops. Partners are also reporting missing livestock.

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