Linya ng komunikasyon sa Catanduanes, unti-unti nang naibabalik – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   November 4, 2020   •   591

Unti-unti nang naibabalik ang linya ng komunikasyon sa Catanduanes, ilang araw matapos itong salantain ng bagyong Rolly.

Sa ulat ng National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), naibalik na ang linya ng komunikasyon sa ilang bahagi ng Virac at Bato ngayong Miyerkules ng umaga.

Matatandaang bumagsak ang serbisyo ng telecommunications sa buong lalawigan ng Catanduanes matapos masira ng bagyo ang mga pasilidad ng mga kumpanyang Smart Communications at Globe Telecom.

Ayon sa NDRRMC, maaari nang magpadala ng text message at tumawag gamit ang cellular phones ngunit mahina pa sa ngayon ang signal para sa mobile data o kuneksyon sa internet sa mga nabanggit na lugar.

Ito ay dahil hindi pa lubusang makumpuni ng mga telecommunications company ang kanilang mga cell tower sa lalawigan dahil sa mga kalsada o tulay na hindi pa rin madaanan hanggang ngayon.

Sinabi naman ng NDRRMC na sa ngayon ay high-frequency radio communications at satellite phones lang ang pinakamabisang paraan ng komunikasyon habang bagsak pa ang lahat ng cell signal sa lalawigan ng Catanduanes.

Samantala, nagsimula nang mamahagi ng relief packs ang Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sa mga residenteng naapektuhan ng bagyo.

Ayon kay DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista, problema sa lalawigan ang supply ng pagkain at iba pang pangangailangan dahil nasira ng bagyo ang karamihan sa mga istraktura at sarado ang mga pamilihan.

“Ang isang problema talaga nun, yung binanggit nila during sa mga briefing, ay yun ngang pagkain dahil makikita mo sa paligid na talagang natumba yung mga karamihan ng mga istraktura doon, tapos ang ekonomiya, yung mga groceries nila, sari-sari store ay sarado,” ang pahayag ni Bautista.

Babala naman ng NDRRMC sa publiko na mag-ingat sa mga grupong nanghihingi ng donasyon para sa mga nasalanta ng bagyo sa pamamagitan ng pribadong bank account o money transfer outlets.

Sa mga nais magkaloob ng tulong sa mga biktima ng kalamidad, maaari itong ideposito sa itinalagang account ng NDRRMC at ng Office of Civil Defense. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Asher Cadapan Jr.)

‘Bising’ affects over 300,000 people; leaves over P200M damage in agri, infra

Robie de Guzman   •   April 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Four people were killed and a total of 302,564 persons or 75,448 families were affected due to the onslaught of Typhoon Bising, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said the affected residents were from 1,030 barangays in Regions II, V, VIII, and CARAGA. Of which, 2,870 families or 12,228 persons are currently staying in 170 evacuation centers, while 4,479 families or 17,779 persons sought shelter with their relatives and/or friends.

The number of people reported as injured remains at 13 in Regions V, VII, VIII, and XI, the agency said.

All six road sections and bridges, previously reported not passable in Regions V and VIII, are now open to vehicular traffic.

The power supply in 54 out of 63 cities and municipalities in Regions V, VII, and VII were already restored, the NDRRMC said.

A total of 1,468 houses were also reported damaged due to the typhoon.

The NDRRMC said a total of P218,288,528.50 worth of damage to agriculture was incurred in Regions V and VIII; while a total of P10,550,000 worth of damage to infrastructure was also reported in the said regions.

A total of 738 passengers, 512 rolling cargoes, and 34 vessels were stranded in ports of CALABARZON, Region V, VII, and CARAGA.

Based on the latest PAGASA update, Typhoon Bising may exit the Philippine area of responsibility over the weekend.

Rough to very rough sea conditions, however, are expected over the northern Luzon seaboards as the typhoon accelerates away from the landmass.

NDRRMC: 4 dead, 13 hurt due to onslaught of ‘Bising’

Robie de Guzman   •   April 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Four individuals were killed and 13 others were reported injured due to the onslaught of Typhoon Bising, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Thursday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said casualties were reported in Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, and Davao regions.

The agency said a total of 60,601 families or 235,752 persons were affected by the typhoon in 965 barangays in Regions II, V, VIII, and CARAGA.

Of this number, 4,511 families or 18,603 persons are currently staying inside 252 evacuation centers, while 6,269 families or 24,470 individuals sought shelter with their relatives/friends.

The NDRRMC also reported that a total of 1,030 houses were damaged by the typhoon.

‘Bising’ also destroyed infrastructures in Regions V and VIII amounting to P10,550,000. Four infrastructures were also reported damaged in CARAGA.

A total of P211,663,400.50 worth of damage to agriculture was incurred in Regions V and VIII.

The state weather bureau said Bising has accelerated and continues to maintain its strength as it moves away from the landmass.

It was last spotted at 390 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h.

All tropical cyclone wind signals have been lifted as of 5 p.m., the state weather agency said.

‘Bising’ leaves 3 dead, affects over 229K families – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   April 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Three people were killed and a total of 59,098 families or 229,829 persons were affected in the onslaught of Typhoon Bising in the Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, and CARAGA, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Wednesday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said 10 persons were injured while one was reported missing.

The casualties were reported in Bicol, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Davao regions. The agency, however, noted that it is still validating the report.

The NDRRMC also reported that six road sections and a bridge are currently not passable in Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions, while a total of 63 municipalities have experienced a power outage due to Bising.

A total of 2,507 passengers, 939 rolling cargoes, and 59 vessels were also stranded in various ports of Bicol, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas regions.

The agency also reported a total of 1,022 houses that were damaged in Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and CARAGA regions due to the typhoon.

Bising’s damage to agriculture also reached a total of P45,930,550.10 in Bicol and Eastern Visayas areas.

Damage to infrastructure was also reported at P10,550,000, the NDRRMC said.

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