Philippines

Situation Update No.8 - Typhoon KOPPU (Lando)

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1. HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of today, 27 October 2015, the impact of the typhoon has left 47 people dead, 83 people injured, and 4 people missing. Total affected families reached 659,522 families (2,873,631 people) in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, V, National Capital Region (NCR), and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). The highest number of casualties has been recorded in the Province of Benguet, a mountainouse region in Northern Luzon, with 16 people dead due to floods and landslides.

  • People who have been displaced are starting to rebuild and return to their homes. However, as of this reporting, 87,299 people are still living in 310 evacuations centres, while the other 666,962 people are living outside evacuation centres.

  • The Government of the Philippines is leading efforts to distribute relief items and early recovery toolkits. Damage and needs assessments are nearly completed in many affected areas.

  • The AHA Centre and the ASEAN-ERAT, who have been in the affected areas of Nueva Ecija and Casiguran, Aurora, since 22 October 2015, have almost completed their mission to support the Government of the Philippines in its efforts to assess damage and needs as well as re-establish communications.

  • 1,000 rolls of tarpaulins from the Disaster Logistic System for ASEAN (DELSA) will be handed over to the NDRRMC to help support the need for transition shelters.

  • A total of four provinces have declared State of Calamity: Isabela, Aurora, Quirino and Cagayan.