Philippines

Philippines: Typhoon Haima Situation Report No. 3 (as of 22 October 2016)

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Highlights

  • Over 200,000 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.

  • There are about 117,000 people staying in 939 evacuation centres.

  • Over 6,000 homes are damaged or destroyed in CAR and Regions I, II and III.

  • CAR and Region I report PhP74.6 million (US$1.6 million) in damages to rice, corn and high-value crops, such as mangoes, bananas, papayas and vegetables.

  • Region I reports P1.1 million ($25,000) in estimated damages to fisheries.

  • Kalinga province has declared a state of calamity.

Situation Overview

Affected population

A total of 200,862 people are now displaced in CAR and Regions I, II, III, IV-A and V, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The majority of those—184,705 people—are located in Regions I, II and III in northern Luzon. There are 7, 432 people currently reported displaced in CAR. In the southern Luzon and Bicol regions, 8,905 people remain displaced. While no new casualties have been confirmed, the number may increase as new reports are validated.

There are currently 116,826 people staying in 939 evacuation centres, while 83,986 people are home-based, staying with friends and relatives.

Damages

The province of Kalinga declared a state of calamity on 21 October, enabling the release of additional disaster funds for relief efforts.

There are now 6,308 houses reported damaged or destroyed in CAR and Regions I, II and III. About half are located in Region II.

There are 160 municipalities in CAR and Region I still without power, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.

So far, CAR and Region I are reporting PhP66 million (US$1.4 million) in damages to rice and corn crops and another P8.6 million ($183,000) in damages to high-value crops. Region I is also reporting P1.1 million ($25,000) in estimated damages to fisheries.

There are currently 58 roads and 17 bridges in CAR and Regions I, II and III reported not passable due to flooding, landslides, damage from debris or soil collapses, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Damages to roads, bridges and other structures now totals P582 million ($12.4 million), based on information provided by the regional disaster risk reduction and management offices.

Partner organizations are reporting limited access to clean water in some areas of CAR and Regions I and II, but prioritization remains with debris clearing activities. Government and partner organizations continue to conduct damage assessments and needs analyses as access becomes available.

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