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Philippines, Effect of Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)

19:00 Dec 6 2014 Region IVA, IVB, V, VI, VII, VII and XIII (CARAGA)

Description
Typhoon Hagupit, or locally named as Ruby, which has developed since 1 December in Ocean Pacific, has made its first landfall over Eastern Samar on 6 December evening. The wind speed was 160 kph and gustiness up to 195 kph. Prior to the landfall, NDRRMC have taken several important preparedness measures, such as preemptive evacuation and resource preposition, in order to minimize the impact.

Based on the NDRRMC Report No.22 on 14 December 2014, the impacts are as follows:

IMPACT
- 18 death and 916 injured
- 902,291 families or 3,852,672 people were affected in 35 province and cities in Region NCR, IVA, IVB, V, VI, VII, VII and XIII (CARAGA)
- at one time maximum of 940,290 people were served inside and outside evacuation centres
- 241,705 houses damaged
- All airports are already operational
- Power outage was experienced in 13 provinces
- Cost of damage is about 75 million USD

RESPONSE
- The government have made several preparedness measures toward the typhoon such as preemptive evacuation and resource preposition
- Emergency operation and resource mobilisation have been conducted
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