- Posted by: infodesk
- Category: Geohazards
- President Aquino declares State of National Calamity in order to speed up the relief effort.
- PNP deploys 900 cops to restore law and order in areas reported to have massive looting incidents.
- \Proliferation of civil unrest and looting incidents in various areas in the province, wherein local authorities are still trying to control the situation.
- Numbers of access roads are still inaccessible due to fallen trees and large infrastructure debris.
- Communication facilities are still limited within specific and key areas of the province.
- Significant number of families and communities are still having difficulties in getting assistance.
- Increasing health-related concern may arise as authorities are still having difficulties in attending to the dead bodies.
- Proliferation of fear that would cause series of civil unrest may be expected as new tropical typhoon (ZORAIDA) head to the province in the next few days
- Yolanda whipped across the central parts of the country for most of Friday, November 8.
- The NDRRMC reported 615,774 individuals in areas affected by the typhoon that were brought in evacuation centers or temporary shelters.
- CASUALTIES (source: AFP):
– 942 dead
- Western Visayas = 39
- Central Visayas = 59
- Eastern Visayas = 844
– 71 injured
– 38 missing
- Some 500 passengers bound for northern Iloilo were reportedly stranded at the Tagbac, Jaro terminal, after buses were forced to turn back due to impassable roads.
· AREAS UNDER STATE OF CALAMITY:
– Tacloban City (curfew starting 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.)
– Ormoc, Leyte
– Coron, Palawan
– Baco, Oriental Mindoro
– Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
– Naujan, Oriental Mindoro
Regions of Calabarzon, MIMAROPA, Bicol region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Caraga are the main affected areas in the country, and provinces in each region greatly devastated by Yolanda are assessed below:
Conditions of Transportation and Communication
|Batangas||Clearing operation due to landslide in Batangas-Tabangao-Lobo, and in Brgy. Mabacong and Talahib|
|Quezon||1 dead, 2 missing at sea1,896 families in 61 barangays were affected54 evacuation centers with 1,022 families,
4 houses totally damaged
|Occidental Mindoro||Price freeze being implemented in Baco town|
|Oriental Mindoro||Electricity restored in Calapan and NaujanPrice freeze being implemented in these two townsBingkong Rd and foot bridge in Mahabang Parang village in Naujan town were destructed due to storm
Gabion dike was partially collapsed
|Marinduque||981 families in 46 barangays were affected1,309 families in 69 evacuation centersPower outage is experienced province wide.|
|Romblon||Airport is openPetron Station ran out of gas in the provincePower outage is experienced province wide.|
|Palawan||Airport in Busuanga is closedCoron-Busuanga Rd-ongoing clearing operation due to fallen electrical postSmart tower in busuanga collapsed
2nd floor of the municipal building of Busuanga was partially damaged
Solar street lights and regular posts collapsed
|Camarines Sur||7 injured, 17,232 families in 126 barangays were affected147 evacuation centers with 4,277 familiesLagonoy Presentation road not passable due to landslide
Portions of Maligaya Road, road in Brgy Cabotonan, Brgy Panicuan, and Brgy Patrocinio are not passable
Power outage is being experienced.
|Catanduanes||312 families in 1 barangay were affected1 evacuation center with 312 familiesa portion of road in Brgy Lubas San Andres, and Brgy Bagong Sirang are not passable due to uprooted trees
Power outage is being experienced.
|Albay||Airport in Legazpi City is open|
|Masbate||Airport is openCommunication lines partially restored|
|Aklan||Airport in Caticlan is openAirport in Kalibo is closed until Monday, Nov 11, 2013|
|Antique||State of calamity declared|
|Capiz||2nd command center in Roxas City set upAirport in Roxas City is closed until Sunday, Nov 10, 2013Iloilo-Capiz Rd. and Suage bridge is not passable|
Entire province under state of calamity
|Airport is openCommunication lines cut off in towns of Carles, Ajuy, Barotac Viejo, Concepcion, Batad, San Dionisio, San Rafael, and BalasanTransmission lines restored
The towns of Dumangas, Mina, Janiuay, and Zarraga in the province of Iloilo were placed under a state of calamity
Landslide occurred in Brgy. Aglubong in the town of Janiuay, damaging an entire school
|100% destroyed according to acting Gov Raul Tupas71 dead buried in mass graves|
|Negros Occidental||State of calamity declaredTransmission lines restoredBacolod City Airport is open|
|Negros Oriental||Transmission lines restored152,145 families in 65 barangays were affected83 evacuation centers with 3,379 families|
|Dumaguete||Airport is open|
|Cebu||Suspension of classes in 9 northern Cebu towns until Nov 15Communication lines down in towns of Bogo, Medellin and Daanbantayan1 injured, 2 missing, 565,706 families in 82 barangays were affected
121 evacuation centers with 9,629 families
Power outage is being experienced in 24 municipalities
|Bantayan Island||Completely isolated|
|Bohol||Electricity intermittent128,264 families in 133 barangays were affected177 evacuation centers with 6,393 families|
|Leyte||At least 10,000 estimated dead, according to provincial government
Communication lines are cut off but some networks have been restored in several areas
Still no power as of Sunday, November 10
Roads not passable:
Daang Maharlika, San Juanico Bridge is passable to light vehicles
|Ormoc City||Communication services are intermittentAs of Sunday night, November 10, roads still impassable; relief goods can only be brought via choppers or boats|
|Tacloban City||Land route from Manila passableGas stations in Tacloban to be opened todayAirport is closed to commercial flights
Hospitals running at over capacity, in need of medicines
Residents took to looting groceries, pharmacies, and shopping centers
DSWD set up mobile internet station
Martial Law declared
|Southern Leyte||4,173 families in 11 barangays were affected61 evacuation centers with 3,224 familiesMahaplag-Sogod road and Daang Maharlika Libagon Section are not passable due to uprooted trees
Power outage is being experienced.
|Eastern Samar||At least 200 feared dead, according to Rep. Ben EvardoneCommunication lines are still cut offBridges unpassable in Lawaan, Borongan, and General MacArthur
Giporlos and Guiuan totally destroyed
|Northern Samar||Communication lines partially restored10 villages were affected|
|Samar (W. Samar)||2,243 families in 3 barangays were affected10 evacuation centers with 2,243 familiesPower outage is being experienced.|
|Zamboanga||1 dead, 1 injured|
|Bukidnon||40 families in 1 barangay were affected, 2 evacuation centers with 40 families|
|Camiguin||574 families in 6 barangays were affected, 5 evacuation centers with 374 families, 12 houses partially damaged|
|Lanao del Norte||426 families in 1 barangay were affected, 1 evacuation centers with 426 families|
|Misamis Oriental||3,213 families in 8 barangays were affected33 evacuation centers with 3,176 families|
|Dinagat Islands||1,202 families in 37 barangays were affected5 evacuation centers with 288 families. P4.88M worth of damages to infrastructure and P2.335M worth of damages to agriculturePower outage is being experienced.|
|Surigao del Sur||1 dead, 3,625 families in 41 barangays were affected|
|Surigao del Norte||4,278 families in 78 barangays were affectedPower outage is being experienced|
|Compostela Valley||304 families in 7 barangays were affected4 houses totally damaged, 6 houses partially damaged|
|Davao Oriental||556 families in 10 barangays were affected, 15 houses totally damaged, 12 houses partially damaged|
As of the moment, Tropical Depression Zoraida was 950 km southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur and packed maximum winds of 55 kph. It was moving at 28 kph. It may intensify, as it was still at sea where it can gain more strength. Zoraida may follow the same path as Yolanda, with a possibility it will make landfall before dawn of Tuesday.
Forecast of Typhoon Zoraida path:
- Tuesday morning: 400km southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
- Wednesday morning: near Tagbilaran City
- Thursday morning: 170 km west of Coron, Palawan
PAGASA said Storm Signal No. 1 was up over:
- Dinagat Island
- Siargao Island
- Agusan del Norte
- Agusan del Sur
- Surigao del Sur
- Surigao del Norte
- Davao Oriental
- Davao del Norte
- Samal Island
- Southern Cebu
- Negros Oriental
- Southern Negros Occidental
Analysis and Forecast
Generally, there is proliferation of civil unrest and looting incidents in various areas in the province, wherein local authorities are still trying to control. The massive need for food, water, medicine, shelter and relief assistance have triggered alarming civil unrest for the entire province of Leyte after the catastrophe brought by typhoon Yolanda. There is no security personnel in shops and supermarkets, and that relief goods are too slow to arrive. Further, there is lack of police officers in Leyte province since they are also affected by the typhoon and police stations are washed out. Hence, curfew has just recently declared this morning, and that additional military and police supports were also deployed.
In terms of transportation, there are some special flights offered from Manila to Tacloban City and Cebu City. Sea travels are also available in going to Iloilo province, Cebu City and Ormoc City. For now, land travel from Ormoc City to Tacloban City should take the southern route. Some roads are still not possible especially those leading to mountainous areas. Clearing operations are now undergoing to provide access in devastated villages.
Meanwhile, communication facilities are still limited within specific and key areas of the province. There are communication stations established near hospitals, schools, and evacuation centres.
Increasing health-related concern may arise as authorities are still having difficulties in attending to the dead bodies, and may families are being accommodated in limited evacuation centres.
Initial reports claim that several lawless groups were monitored along specific national highways, waiting to ambush incoming relief assistance delegates. Report of Red Cross truck being ransacked in Tanauan was monitored. However, these were already contained as authorities have secured the transport routes of incoming delegates going to evacuation and relief assistance sites.
Nonetheless, lawless elements are still expected to specific remote areas in the province, where assistance have not yet reached. The possibility of some individuals and groups in provoking disorder among evacuation centres and sites are also being considered.
In order to restore law and order in the areas where massive looting are reported, PNP has deployed 900 cops.
Due to the difficulties in handling both dead human and animal bodies, the possibility of an epidemic is also being considered.
Lastly, the incoming typhoon Zoraida also pose possible risk and threats to the province. As this may provoke another unrest to the locals.