Philippines, Tropical Cyclone VONGFONG

18:01 May 17 2020 Regions II, III, CAR, IV-A, IV-B, V, VIII, and NCR, Philippines

I. Situational Overview
On 10 May 2020, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) being monitored east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "AMBO".

By evening of 12 May 2020, "AMBO" intensified into a Tropical Storm (TS) with international name "VONGFONG".

In the afternoon of 13 May 2020, it intensified into a Severe Tropical Storm (STS). Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised in Sorsogon, Ticao Island, Catanduanes, Albay, Northern Samar, Samar, and Eastern Samar. By evening "AMBO" rapidly intensified into a Typhoon (TY). TCWS No. 2 was raised in Northern Samar, the northern portion of Eastern Samar, and northern portion of Samar.

On 14 May 2020, 5:00 AM, TCWS No. 3 was raised in Northern Samar, the northern portion of Eastern Samar, and the northern portion of Samar. By 15 May 2020, "AMBO" weakened into a Severe Tropical Storm. Subsequently, it weakened into a Tropical Depression by evening of 16 May 2020.

By afternoon of 17 May 2020, "AMBO" weakened into an LPA.

"AMBO" has made seven (7) landfalls:
-San Policarpo, Eastern Samar, 14 May 2020, 12:15 PM
-Dalupiri Island, Northern Samar, 14 May 2020, 10:15 PM
-Capul Island, Northern Samar, 14 May 2020, 10:30 PM
-Ticao Island, Masbate, 15 May 2020, 12:00 AM
-Burias Island, Masbate, 15 May 2020, 3:00 AM
-San Andres Quezon, 15 May 2020, 7:45 AM
-Real, Quezon, 15 May 2020, 5:00 PM

A. Affected population
A total of 140,119 families or 578,571 persons were affected in 491 barangays in Regions I , II, III, VIII, and CAR. As of 17 May 2020, evacuation centers reported are now closed and there are no more displaced/evacuated families/persons (Note: on-going assessment and validation being conducted. Data in some regions are still subject for validation. Source: DSWD DROMIC Report #8 as of 18 May 2020, 6:00 PM)

B. Casualties
A total of 169 persons were injured in Regions III, CALABRZON, and VIII according to DOH-HEMB as of 20 May 2020, 6:00 AM

C. Status of Roads
A total of two (2) bridges and six (6) road sections in Regions II, CALABARZON, VIII, and CAR were reported not passable of which, all are reported passable as of 18 May 2020 (source: OCD VIII and DPWH)

D. Flooded Areas
On 15 May 2020, areas in the cities of Manadaluyong and Malabon (NCR) were reported flooded but already subsided as of 16 May 2020.
Areas in Meycauayan City, Bulacan, and Baler, Aurora (Region III) were reported flooded (1-4 ft.) but already subsided as of 16 May 2020.

E. Damaged Structure
As of 23 May 2020, a total of 336 structures were reported to have been damaged.

1. Hospital facilities
27 hospital facilities in CALABARZON, Region V, and Region VIII all were reported to be partially damaged and are all still functional.

2. School facilities
As of 23 May 2020, 12:00 PM, a total of 306 schools were reported in Region I (8), II (15), III (21), CALABARZON (58), MIMAROPA (4), V (107), VIII (70), CAR (23).

3. Public facilties
Three (3) public facilities were reported as damaged in Region VIII.

F. Damaged houses
As of 23 May 2020, 12:00 Pm, a total of 47,966 houses were damaged (7,149 totally damaged and 40,817 partially damaged) in Region III and VIII.

G. Status of lifelines
1. Power lines
A total of 263 areas in 20 provinces of Regions III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VIII, and NCR experienced power line interruption of which power in 118 areas were already restored as of 18 May 2020.

2. Communication lines
On 15 May 2020, Jipapad, Arteche, San Policarpo, Oras, Dolores, and Maslog areas in Eastern Samar (Region VIII) experienced signal interruption.
On 15 May 2020, weak Globe signal and no signal for Smart were reported in Northern Samar (Region VIII). To date, all cellular networks have been restored in the said areas.

H. Status of ports
As of 17 May 2020, there are no reported strandees and ports already resumed operations in CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Regions V, and VIII.

I. Cancellation of work
Work in government offices were suspended in Region VIII particularly in Southern Leyte (19 LGUs), Samar (Gandara, Motiong, Paranas, Zumarraga), and Eastern Samar as well as in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya (Region II). Work in government offices in the Province of Samar resumed on 18 May 2020.

J. Cost of damages
As of 23 May 2020, 12:00 PM, a grand total of 1,574,512,997.00 PHP worth of damages have been recorded (614,325,000.00 in infrastructure and 960,187,997.00 in agriculture) in CAR, Region II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VIII.
Source: DA bulletin #10 as of 21 May 2020, 3PM, DPWH Final Report 20 May 2020, 6PM

III. Cost of assistance
A total of 16,597,225.26 PHP worth of assistance was distributed to the affected areas of which, 11,707,403.26 PHP was provided by DSWD and 4,889,822.00 by LGUs. Note: DSWD provided assistance to the families in Sorsogon as part of its pre-emptive efforts. Source: DSWD DROMIC Report #12, 22 May 2020.

IV. Preemptive Evacuation
A total of 46,812 families or 182,916 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in 1,304 ECs in Regions II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VIII, and CAR. Note: Partial and official report from the LGU. Change in number is due to the continued validation and consolidation.
Additional Data
Country: Philippines
Affected Area / Region: Regions II, III, CAR, IV-A, IV-B, V, VIII, and NCR


Injured: 169
Affected Families: 140119
Affected Persons: 578571
Displaced Persons: 3550
Evacuation Centre: 1304


Damaged houses: 47966Damaged educational facilities (e.g. schools): 306Damaged medical facilities (e.g. hospital): 27Damaged public buildings / facilities: 2 Municipal gymnasiums (Maslog, Arteche), 1 poblacion seawall, LlorenteDamaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): 121,000,000.00 PHPLoss of livelihood sources: 1,039,053,459.00 PHP/62,228 metric tons covering 20,562 hectares of agricultural areas and 21,655 farmers and fisherfolkCost of Damage (USD): 31490259.94Cost of Assistance (USD): 331944.51

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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