Philippines Typhoons Sep 1984 UNDRO Information Reports 1 - 4

Report
from UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 31 Aug 1984


UNDRO 84/1823

PHILIPPINES - TYPHOON MARING
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
31 AUGUST 1984

1. TYPHOON MARING HIT PHILIPPINES 27 AUGUST. MOST AFFECTED AREAS NORTHERN LUZON AND PANGASINAN PROVINCE.

2. ACCORDING TO REPORT FROM OFFICE CIVIL DEFENCE: 24 PERSONS DEAD, 103 INJURED, 1 MISSING, 9,413 FAMILIES AFFECTED, 4,042 HOUSES DESTROYED.

3. PRESIDENT HAS DECLARED STATE OF CALAMITY IN MOST PROVINCES LUZON ISLAND AND SEVERAL TOWNS IN CENTRAL VISAYAS REGION.

4. GOVERNMENT HAS NOT REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

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UNDRO 84/1836

PHILIPPINES - TYPHOONS MARING AND NITANG
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 2
03 SEPTEMBER 1984

1. TYPHOON MARING HIT PHILIPPINES 27 AUGUST AND WAS FOLLOWED BY TYPHOON NITANG 1 SEPTEMBER.

2. RED CROSS PROVIDING ASSISANCE TO 58,537 FAMILIES (300,487 PERSONS) AFFECTED BY TYPHOON MARING (CODENAME JUNE) IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PROVINCES (REF. UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1 - 31 AUGUST).

3. TYPHOON NITANG (CODENAME IKE) CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PROVINCES. TYPHOON WITH GUSTS 275 KPH (170 MPH) AT ITS PEAK REPORTED MOST POWERFUL SINCE 1970.

4. INITIAL REPORTS TRANSMITTED BY UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT CO-ORDINATOR INDICATE THAT CEBU PROVINCE WAS HARDEST HIT. HOMELESS 15,000 FAMILIES, DEAD/MISSING 11. 11 SHIPS SUNK. DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT PESOS 20 MILLION (US DLRS APPROX. 1.1 MILLION).

5. PROVINCES SURIGAO DEL NORTE AND MISAMIS ORIENTAL IN MINDANAO ALSO SEVERELY AFFECTED. ON NONOC ISLAND 49 PERSONS DEAD, 324 INJURED. WHARF TOTALLY DESTROYED.

6. REPORTS INDICATE INCREASED DAMAGE AND LOSS FIGURES.

7. GOVERNMENT HAS NOT REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

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UNDRO 84/1851

PHILIPPINES - TYPHOONS MARING AND NITANG
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 3
05 SEPTEMBER 1984

1. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT CO-ORDINATOR HAS TRANSMITTED FOLLOWING UPDATED INFORMATION ON DAMAGE FROM TYPHOONS MARING (CODE NAME JUNE) AND NITANG (CODE NAME IKE).

- MARING: DEAD/MISSING 34 PERSONS, INJURED 103, HOMELESS 7,485 (1,270 FAMILIES). TOTAL NUMBER AFFECTED: 85,532 (15,641 FAM ILIES). 4,650 HOUSES DESTROYED. DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT PESOS 96 MILLION (APPROX US DLRS 5.3 MILLION) IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LUZON AND MINDANAO.

- NITANG: DEAD/MISSING 136 PERSONS, INJURED 345, HOMELESS 99,000 (16,500 FAMILIES). TOTAL NUMBER AFFECTED: 189,492 (31,655 FAMILIES). DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT PESOS 187 MILLION (APPROX USDLRS 10.4 MILLION) IN SOUTHERN AND EASTERN VISAYAS AND NORTHERN MINDANAO.

2. ABOVE FIGURES STILL INCOMPLETE DUE TO DISRUPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS IN MANY REGIONS. NO FIGURES YET FROM NORTHERN MINDANAO, ONE OF AREAS SERIOUSLY AFFECTED BY NITANG.

3. STATE OF CALAMITY DECLARED IN 24 OUT OF 73 PROVINCES. AIR FORCE FLYING RELIEF SUPPLIES.

4. LEAGUE RED CROSS SOCIETIES HAS ISSUED APPEAL FOR CASH CONTRIBUTIONS (SF 2,054,500).

5. GOVERNMENT HAS NOT REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

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UNDRO 84/1863

PHILIPPINES - TYPHOONS MARING AND NITANG
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 4
07 SEPTEMBER 1984

SITUATION

1. MOST RECENT INFORMATION RECEIVED AT UNDRO AND ENDORSED BY UN RESIDENT CO-ORDINATOR, CONFIRMS CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES EXTREMELY SERIOUS AS FOLLOWS:

2. CASUALTIES. DEAD/MISSING: 1,458, INJURED 366. FURTHER INCREASE TO BE EXPECTED AS LARGE AREAS STILL ISOLATED. PERSONS AFFECTED 662,000 (119,000 FAMILIES). HOMELESS 135,000 (22,500 FAMILIES).

3. DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, CROPS, LIVESTOCK AND INFRASTRUCTURE NOW ESTIMATED AT PESOS 303 MILLION (APPROX US DLRS 17 MILLION). HEAVY DAMAGE TO AGRICULTURE (COCONUTS, PAPAYA, BANANAS, ROOTCROPS), LIVESTOCK, FISHERIES AND MINING. WATER SUPPLIES, MEDICAL FACILITIES, POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS SERIOUSLY DISRUPTED. SCHOOLS UP TO 85 PERCENT PARTIALLY/TOTALLY DESTROYED IN WORST-HIT AREAS. DETAILS AVAILABLE FROM UNDRO.

RELIEF NEEDS

4. IMMEDIATE NEEDS : EMERGENCY SHELTER AND FOOD. SECOND PRIORITY: (A) MEDICINES AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES (B) SEEDS, FERTILIZERS AND TOOLS FOR RESTORATION OF AGRICULTURE (C) RECONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR RESTORATION SANITATION SYSTEMS, SCHOOLS AND INFRASTRUCTURE.

NATIONAL RESPONSE

5. GOVERNMENT HAS MOUNTED MASSIVE RELIEF OPERATION COVERING APPROXIMATELY ONE-FOURTH ENTIRE COUNTRY AND INVOLVING PROVINCIAL/
CAPITAL CITY DISASTER RELIEF CENTERS, EDUCATION, SOCIAL AND MINISTRIES, REGIONAL MILITARY COMMAND, CHURCHES.

INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE

6. UNICEF SUPPLYING DRUGS AND MEDICAL KITS, VITAMINS, AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS. EMERGENCY FOOD THROUGH WFP UNDER CONSIDERATION.

7. GOVERNMENT HAS NOT YET REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE BUT SUCH REQUEST TO BILATERAL DONORS AND TO UN SYSTEM THROUGH UNDRO NOW SOON POSSIBLE.

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