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24 Oct 1988 description


UNDRO 88/2326

PHILIPPINES - TYPHOON RUBY
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
24 OCTOBER 1988

1. ON 23 OCTOBER, TYPHOON RUBY (LOCALLY CALLED UNSANG) WITH WINDS OF 120 KM/H HIT NORTHEASTERN MINDANAO ABOUT 800 KM SOUTH OF MANILA. HEAVY RAINS CAUSED FLASH FLOODS OF AGUSAN RIVER.

2. CIVIL DEFENCE REPORTS 5 VILLAGES AFFECTED. IN AGSUN, 5 INJURED, 852 PEOPLE (142 FAMILIES) RENDERED HOMELESS.

3. LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL DISASTER COORDINATING COUNCILS CARRIED OUT RELIEF OPERATIONS PROVIDING WITH CANNED GOODS, DRIED FISH, RICE WHICH WERE DONATED BY NGOS INITIALLY.