United Nations expressed readiness to provide assistance to storm-hit areas in the Philippines

UNTV News   •   December 26, 2017   •   4472

MANILA, Philippines — Search and rescue operations continue for the 171 individuals still missing due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm Vinta in the Philippines.

Based on the report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 164 were confirmed dead, most of them due to flashfloods or landslides.

The NDRRMC is still determining why there are many casualties despite forced evacuations implemented in the affected areas.

“There are many policemen and soldiers who assisted us during the evacuation. I could not descriptively say what transpire in the evacuation but they were asked to evacuate,” NDRRMC Spokesperson Mina Marasigan said.

More than 115,000  families have been affected by the storm, 21,000 families remain in evacuation centers while more than 16,500 families are now staying with their relatives.

These are recorded in regions of MIMAROPA, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, ARMM and Caraga.

The most affected by the storm are Zamboanga del Norte, Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur.

In the cellphone video of Gnil Andingan Nassah posted on her Facebook page, flashfloods could be seen in Salvador Lanao del Norte while residents were trying to cross using a rope.

Prior to Tropical Storm Vinta, Tropical Depression Urduja also left 50 people dead and 21 others missing in Central Philippines.

The United Nations has extended its sympathy to the losses caused by the storms along with its expression to help in the disaster.

Based on the statement of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the United Nations will support local and national authorities in helping those who are affected by the calamities in addition to the support provided by its humanitarian partners.

Malacañang has already assured the government’s help to the victims

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the national government will continue to provide assistance to affected communities. – Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

Death toll due to TS Dante rises to 6 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The number of fatalities due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante has climbed to six, while three others were reported missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said two persons were also reported injured. The casualties were recorded in Regions 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, and MIMAROPA.

A total of 12,260 families or 55,226 individuals in 177 barangays were affected by Dante’s onslaught. Of this tally,  4,439 families or 16,680 persons are currently taking shelter in 140 evacuation sites.

The NDRRMC said a total of 23 road sections and four bridges were affected in Calabarzon, Caraga, and Regions 7, 8, 11, and 12. As of Friday, 2 roads and 3 bridges remained unpassable.

A total of 12 houses sustained damage due to the effects of the storm.

The NDRRMC said power interruptions were experienced in 18 provinces in Regions 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, MIMAROPA, and Caraga while 2 provinces in Region 8 are still experiencing communication network interruption.

Due to the cancellation of sea travel during Dante’s onslaught, 2,085 passengers, 691 rolling cargoes, 46 vessels, and 4 motorbancas were stranded in various ports in the country.

Twenty-six ports, on the other hand, have resumed operations.

Tropical Storm Dante left a total amount of P14,603,719 worth of agricultural damage, and P53,730,000 damage to infrastructure in parts of Visayas and Mindanao, the NDRRMC said.

NDRRMC: 3 dead, 1 missing due to onslaught of ‘Dante’

Robie de Guzman   •   June 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Three people were reported dead while one was missing amid the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said the fatalities were reported in Regions 12 and 13.

Two others were reported injured due to the storm.

The NDRRMC said a total of 556 families or 2,642 individuals in Regions 11 ad 12 were affected by ‘Dante’. Of which, 158 families or 604 persons are currently taking temporary shelters in 10 evacuation sites.

A total of four houses were reported damaged in Region 11.

A total of 10 road sections and three bridges were affected in Regions 7, 11, 12, and Caraga. Two of the 10 roads and the bridges are still not passable.

Three cities and municipalities in Regions 8 and Caraga also experienced power interruption, the NDRRMC said.

Tropical Storm Dante left P7.93 million worth of damage in agriculture, affecting 442 farmers with 349 hectares of agricultural areas and volume of production loss at 220 metric tons, it added.

The NDRRMC also noted several incidents of landslide, flooding, and flashfloods in Region 12 and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Tropical Storm Dante leaves 1 dead, 1 missing in Region 12 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   June 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – One person was reported dead while another is missing due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Tuesday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said the casualties were reported in Region 12.

A total of 160 families or 612 individuals were affected by the storm in nine barangays in Region 11. Around 604 persons were staying in 10 evacuation centers.

In Banga, South Cotabato, at least three bridges were reported not passable and flooding incidents were also reported in 15 barangays in the area due to heavy rains.

Two barangays of Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat in Region 12 were also flooded due to the effects of Dante.

The NDRRMC also reported two landslide incidents that occurred in Barangay Ilomavis in Kidapawan City, Cotabato and in Magpet, Cotabato triggered by heavy rainfall. Flashfloods were also reported in parts of Surallah, South Cotabato and in Libungan, Cotabato Province.

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Tropical Storm Dante was last spotted at 220 kilometers (km) east northeast of Maasin City, Southern Leyte or 125 km east southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

It has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is moving towards the southern portion of Eastern Visayas at 15 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signals were raised over 20 areas as of Tuesday afternoon.

Based on the forecast track of the state weather bureau, Dante is seen to make its initial landfall over Eastern Samar or Leyte between Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. It is seen to maintain its strengthen prior to landfall.

Dante may weaken into a tropical depression on Friday and to low pressure area on Saturday, the state weather agency said.

 

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