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TYPHOON ONDOY in the PHILIPPINES

  • PAGASA Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration  http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/
  • 15th cyclone to entered eastern Luzon from the Pacific ocean, September 27, 2009 Saturday afternoon.
  • 85 kph with the gustinness of 100 kph
  • In 6 hours Metro Manila acquired a month’s worth of rainfall. Surpassing the record high from the June 1967 flooding, Ondoy set a new historic calamity in the region.
  • Over 26 regions submerged under water
  • Almost 500,000 people affected as of September 28, 2009
  • Death tolls are rising as of September 28, 2009; 140 were reported dead.
  • 32 reported missing; Injuries are rising.

MONDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2009 22:01
The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) chief, Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro, said a total of 140 people have been killed due to Typhoon Ondoy, and 32 are still reported missing.
Damage in Metro Manila reached P50 million, DPWH estimates showed.
Other areas hardest hit by the typhoon are Region 1 with the initial cost damage of P23.6 million; Cordillera Administrative Region, P 23.3 million; Region 2, P38.1 million; Region 3, P50 million; Region 4-A, P30 million; Region 4-B, P30 million; and Region 5, P33 million.

Farm damage: P500 million
Damage to the agriculture sector has climbed to P510 million, according to Department of Agriculture (DA) figures.
The biggest damage was sustained by the rice sector, as around P490 million worth of palay planted on some 37,000 hectares of farmlands were lost to the floods. Also damaged were P18 million worth of high-value commercial crops and P1.2 million worth of mangoes.
Provinces affected were Cagayan, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon and Rizal.

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One Response

  1. I have just returned from Manila. 5 days of relief efforts and only one other small team seen in the total 5 days. What is being done for these people? They have no water, minimal food. I fear for their lives as epidemic proportion disease could potentially break out. From last Mon. to Sat., the people we examined were getting sicker, indeed. What will be done to save their children? Thank you.

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