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UNDRO 88/2488

PHILIPPINES - TYPHOON SKIP
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
9 NOVEMBER 1988

1. ON 7 NOVEMBER TYPHOON 'SKIP' WITH CENTER WINDS UP TO 175 KM/H HIT PHILIPPINES AND TRIGGERED LANSLIDES AND FLOODS. MOST AFFECTED AREAS ARE NATIONAL CAPITAL, SOUTHERN TAGALOG, BICOL AND WESTERN VISAYAS WHICH HAVE NOT YET RECOVERED FROM DAMAGE BY TYPHOON RUBY. DISRUPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS ARE HAMPERING DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.

2. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS: 38 DEAD, 148,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED, MORE THAN 6,000 HOUSES DAMAGED/DESTROYED.