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18 Sep 2018 description
report Khaosod English

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter - September 17, 2018 5:16 pm

MAE HONG SON — A 2-year-old girl was found dead as seven people remain missing Monday when a landslide swept a refugee center in Mae Hong Son province.

Fifteen more people were injured and at least six homes were destroyed when torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslide yesterday evening at Ban Mae La Oon refugee camp in Sop Moei District. A search and rescue operation is underway.

Officials said residents face food and clothing shortages as water swept away most of their belongings.

18 Sep 2018 description

A week after Typhoon Mangkhut blacked out Rota, the southernmost island in the Northern Marianas is close to having power fully restored.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

18 Sep 2018 description

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons A total of 218,492 families or 893,844 persons were affected in 3,237 barangays, 461 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

II. Status of Displaced Families / Persons

18 Sep 2018 description

General Situation Summary

- Civil Amenities

  • Power, Water and Waste Water recovery corrective actions mostly completed.

  • Power restored to 98% of areas {per Rota-EOC}

  • Loose Debris continuing to be cleared

- Clinic

  • Back-up Generator remains unusable.

  • FEMA will provide 500KVa generator and waiting to be delivered to RHC.

  • Fuel Tank is filled with diesel and ready for the 500KVa generator.

18 Sep 2018 description

Situation Overview

Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named Ompong) exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on 15 September, causing massive flooding and leaving homes and infrastructure in the northern Philippines severely damaged. As of 17 September, more than 590,000 people are affected in 31 provinces in Region I, II, III CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, National Capital Region (NCR) and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Over 192,000 displaced persons are staying in evacuation centres, while more than 26,000 people are staying with host families.

18 Sep 2018 description
report BenarNews

By Jeoffrey Maitem, Karl Romano and Luis Liwanag

Hundreds of rescuers raced against the clock Monday to dig through 30 feet of mud in efforts to reach as many as 50 miners and their families, who were believed to be trapped by a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Manghkut in a northern Philippine mining town.

As police and volunteers used bare hands, picks and shovels to find the missing people in Itogon town, the overall death toll from the swift-moving typhoon had reached 58 as of Monday, according to the Office of Civil Defense. The death toll is expected to climb.

18 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19213-IHA/1455

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

17 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

Last year’s record number of hurricanes of high intensity and the devastation which unfolded were stark reminders that countries can better prepare for and build resilience to shocks so that they don’t lose in one day what took years to achieve.

17 Sep 2018 description

Humanity & Inclusion’s teams are preparing to set out for the northern Philippines, where they plan to assist people affected by Mangkhut. The super typhoon, which made landfall on Sept. 14, has already claimed its first victims.

"8 million people could be affected"

17 Sep 2018 description

Humanity & Inclusion’s team is preparing to launch a potential emergency response following Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the Philippines this weekend. HI regularly works with people affected by natural disasters in the archipelago and launched a large-scale response to Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, which affected more than 14 million people and claimed more than 6,000 lives. Three victims of Typhoon Haiyan recall how they coped with the tragedy.

17 Sep 2018 description
report Listin Diario

El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias (COE) informó que las lluvias generadas por la depresión tropical Isaac han dejado como resultado 11 viviendas afectadas, 55 personas desplazadas y 10 comunidades incomunicadas.

Leer más en Listín Diario

17 Sep 2018 description

ATTAPEU, LAO PDR – U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter visited U.S. government funded relief projects for people affected by recent flash floods and met with Provincial Governor Leth Xayaphone and local officials to discuss recovery efforts during her recent trip to Attapeu Province on September 10-11, 2018 as part of the United States’ ongoing support to the Government of Laos’ efforts to help local people affected by the disaster.

17 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

a. As of 1300 hrs UTC+7, Typhoon Mangkhut has dissipated into a tropical depression and will continue to weaken. At maximum, only around 1.4 million people in 5 northern provinces of Viet Nam are exposed to intense rainfall and strong wind.

17 Sep 2018 description
report IRIN

One year ago, Hurricane Maria tore into Dominica, causing widespread damage, loss of life, and severe disruption to the country’s communication networks. Local and international responders worked to help around 65,000 people. But how did those people let aid providers know what they needed? When help arrived, did it meet people’s needs? Did Dominicans have a say?

Read more on IRIN.

17 Sep 2018 description
report Save the Children

More than a million students face an extended period out of school, leaving them at risk of falling permanently out of the education system, warns Save the Children as the clean-up after Typhoon Mangkhut gets under way.

The storm, classified as a category 5 “super” typhoon, ripped across northern Luzon in the Philippines on Saturday morning, causing major damage to homes, schools and vital infrastructure. So far at least 66 people have been killed, while dozens are still missing.

17 Sep 2018 description

MANILA, Philippines, 17 September 2018— Typhoon Mangkhut (locally known as Ompong) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 12 September. The storm’s strong rains and gusty winds caused landslides, damage to buildings and homes, and intermittent loss of power.

While the typhoon has exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on 15 September, nearly 600,000 people have been affected in 7 regions, according to 17 September information from the government’s disaster response centre.

17 Sep 2018 description
report Caritas

A deadly Philippines typhoon that crossed the country on 14-15 September has caused extensive damage and disruption.

Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named Ompong) affected more that 270,000 people in 30 provinces as the storm damaged houses, crops and livelihoods.

Roads and bridges are blocked by landslides and the electricity supply is down. 138,000 people were forced into 1,250 evacuation centres and 16,191 people are staying with relatives or friends.

17 Sep 2018 description

Copernicus activation

After its passage as a very intense typhoon over Cagayan Province (northern Luzon, Philippines) on 14 September, tropical cyclone MANGKHUT made landfall again near Yangjiang City (southern Guangdong Province, west of Macau and Hong Kong, China) on 16 September in the morning (UTC), with maximum sustained winds of 140-160 km/h (typhoon).

17 Sep 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Typhoon Mangkhut (local name Ompong) has caused destruction in the Philippines over the weekend and Christian Aid, alongside its local partners, are responding.

Described as the most powerful tropical storm in the world this year, Mangkhut has affected 4.6m people with 250,000 people in seven provinces directly affected. Many have lost their homes, belongings and crops.