11/13/2013

PAS SEULEMENT TACLOBAN !

Quelques informations qu’il m’a été possible de recueillir et un compte rendu détaillé de la situation à ce jour (13 novembre) sur l’ensemble des zones les plus touchées.

Comme je l’indiquais dans un post précédent, si la ville de Tacloban a été pratiquement rayée des cartes, il y a malheureusement de grandes chances pour qu’elle ne soit pas la seule ville de l’archipel à avoir subi ce sort.



Dans ce post je parlais de Coron et de Busuanga dont on était sans nouvelles, ainsi que de Bogo sur Cebu, de Guiuan la ville en première ligne, celle sur laquelle ‘’Yolanda’’ a fait son premier atterrissage et de quelques autres.

Compte tenu de la position de cette dernière, ville qui si situe sur une étroite presqu’île faisant face à l’océan, il ne fallait pas s’attendre à un miracle … et pourtant, il semblerait, toutes proportions gardées, que le bilan en pertes humaines ne soit pas trop élevé. Ceci compte tenu de la violence du super-typhon.

Guiuan, serait-elle, comme ces villes du nord de l’archipel, mieux préparée à recevoir des typhons ?

Toujours est-il que PAGASA, l’agence météorologique locale y a laissé tous ses équipements.

The Doppler radar and other weather monitoring equipment of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)  in Guiuan, Eastern Samar were destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported Wednesday.

The weather bureau’s communication device was also severely damaged when “Yolanda” made its first landfall in Guiuan and flattened the fishing  town, weather forecaster Aldzcar Aurelio said.

He said that Pagasa now has no contact with its personnel in Guiuan.




CORON, Palawan—Stranded for days, tourists scrambled to fly out of this famed diving and snorkeling haven, lest they get caught in another storm.

As soon as the domestic airport here resumed operations on Monday (November 11), hundreds of tourists—foreign and local—made a beeline for the terminal for a flight to Manila and elsewhere.

More than half of the estimated 444 tourists took the first available flight out of Coron, said Mayor Clara Reyes.

“We’ve been coming here since Friday, and they would say go back, and wait for advice,” Russian Kovalenko Vladimir said while waiting for a flight to Cebu on Tuesday.
Vladimir, who flew to Coron with his extended family of 11 on Oct. 28, said they were booked for a flight out of Coron on Friday.

All the flights were canceled that day as Super-typhoon “Yolanda” barreled across the Visayas before swirling out into the West Philippine Sea, leaving in its wake a high death toll and massive destruction.

English Nicholas Dean and Stephanie Hasset, slouched on the floor of the terminal’s pre-departure area, said they had been waiting for a flight back to Manila since Friday.

Dean, 31, a construction consultant, and Hassett, 32, said they had to move out from their “guesthouse” after a tree crashed on it. They had earlier moved from another guesthouse on stilts amid fears of storm surge.



“We haven’t seen anything like this. Not in our lifetime. We’re from England and we don’t have typhoons there,” Dean said.

Coron draws an average of 100,000 tourists every year, raking in a conservative P1 billion, local officials said. Divers around the world are drawn to the World War II shipwrecks underwater, while locals prefer to go island-hopping.

Yolanda’s fury, however, has left a deep impact on the tourists.

“We had to cover windows with pillows because of the strong winds. We covered our kids with blankets. We didn’t sleep all night,” said Vladimir, a 37-year-old businessman from Vladivostok. “It was scary.”

Vladimir and his family stayed at Koko’s Nuss, which was in shambles.

“It was fiercer than the hurricane we encountered in Fiji last winter,” he said.

Rehabilitation work

It was the Vladimirs’ second trip to Coron in five years. But given the huge damage left by the supertyphoon, Vladimir said they have no plans of flying back soon.

“It needs more time for recovery,” he said. “It was beautiful then, but not now.”

Mayor Reyes agreed that it may take time before the industry could fully recover. But she acknowledged that businesses have the capability to get back on their feet on their own.
She has called a meeting of all the stakeholders to assess the damage and draw up measures to restore tourism to its old vibrant self.



“We can’t let this halt the local tourism industry,” she said.

At least 11 people, including a 69-year-old Dutch diver, died in Yolanda’s deadly onslaught in Coron. Like the other affected areas, food was a major problem. The municipality’s 45,000 people have only two days’ supply of rice.

The supertyphoon destroyed 85 percent of the houses, power lines, business establishments, crops, livestock and aquaculture. Officials estimated the damage at a minimum P5 billion.
“We were isolated,” Reyes said in an interview inside the sweltering Coron coliseum behind the municipal hall where she supervised relief operations.

She said the National Food Authority in Coron had only 200 sacks of rice left. It didn’t help that 980 of the 1,000 registered fishing boats were damaged.

“That’s why we’re appealing to the media outlets. There’s so much attention on the Visayan region. Of course, they need more. But we hope they will not forget other areas hit by the storm, especially Coron. It’s really hard in Coron; we were totally isolated,” Reyes said.

There are 12,000 people in evacuation centers in the 23 barangays (villages).
Soup kitchens

To deal with the dwindling food provisions, Reyes said she planned to set up soup kitchens, distributing porridge mixed with noodles twice a day.

Sensing their boredom in the aftermath of the storm, Reyes said she had asked tourists to help pack relief goods that came from local businessmen. “Now there’s nothing to pack,” she said.
To prevent prices from spiraling, she said the local government would purchase all the rice, sugar and coffee, and other basic commodities and sell them at the right price.

Since power was down, the municipal government and the rest of the business establishments were relying on generators. It may take two months before the power lines are rebuilt and become operational in the town proper.

Four days after the storm, the town proper was now bustling with activity; the public market, retail stores, souvenir shops and hotels were open for business. The debris from fallen trees is slowly being cleared off the streets.


But the scars remain. From the air, one could see streaks of brown—fallen trees whose leaves have turned brown—across the face of the island’s otherwise green mountains.

Getting off the airplane, the first thing a tourist would see is the blown-off roof of the old terminal of the domestic airport, and then the missing glass walls that had been shattered by Yolanda.

The winding road to and from the airport in the middle of a vast expanse of green remains littered with fallen trees and a stalled jeepney that turned on its side because of the strong winds.

“It’s the fiercest storm in memory,” said driver Joselito Villoga.


BOGO City et le Nord de Cebu

Last Sunday morning I got a text from the Rotary Club of Cebu to enjoin the members to bring relief goods to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda to Bogo City, 100 kms north of Cebu City because we heard it was directly on the path of the typhoon. 

Two days after the super typhoon hit the country… we were only getting news coverage about the disaster that struck Tacloban City from national TV networks and CNN, which had its senior reporter Andrew Stevens staying in Tacloban City a night before the super typhoon struck. But nothing about north Cebu!

Because all communications were down, by Saturday, we still had no idea of what happened in places like Bogo City, Medellin, Daanbantayan, Malapascua Island and Bantayan Island. So by Sunday, our Rotary decided that we couldn’t wait anymore and we instantly mobilized into a relief convoy and went shopping for rice, canned goods and noodles for starters. We dropped by the Virginia Foods, Inc. which also had its crew waiting to help us repack these goods with the help of the children of our members.



By mid afternoon on Sunday, we rode off to Bogo City… and as we reached the town of Sogod, we already noticed a lot of broken banana trees. Then as we rode closer to Bogo City, we saw uprooted trees and huge bamboo trees that looked as if someone threw a hand grenade in its midst. Bamboo as you know is very resilient, but Super Typhoon Yolanda blew them like matchsticks. Then power lines were broken like matchsticks.

What was truly heart wrenching to look at were the folks lining up the national highway showing placards with “Help!” or “We need food, please help us!” Yes, it was already Sunday and help was just coming in trickles… but there was no massive relief in sight. 

There were other vehicles that went ahead of us… relatives of those who live in Bogo City who went there to help their own. But the poor people who didn’t have any relatives had no one to turn to. Hence, they brought up those signs seeking help!

If at all, the local government’s help was to clear the national highway of the debris from Cebu City to Bogo City, which was not enough. Inside Bogo City, power lines were down blocking main thoroughfares. 

As we got into Bogo City I drove to a gas station that coincidentally belonged to Lyndon and Epi Acusar, the cousin of my son-in-law Atty. Jennoh Tequillo… whose ancestral home was just across the street, which was now roofless.

Lyndon introduced me to Barangay San Vicente Councilman Camilo Arnoco who told me that his barangay along the seaside was totally wiped out… including his neighboring Barangay La Purisima Concepcion. I immediately told him to ride with my son, Capt. JV Avila who was driving our pickup truck filled with 120 packs of relief goods to go to these barangays. 

My son returned, very downhearted that what he brought wasn’t enough because there were just too many people who direly needed help.

Meanwhile the other members of our Rotary Club, notably president Robin Ong and past president Jonathan Gesalem also dropped their relief goods to Lyndon Acusar and drove off to Medellin, the sugar town that was also badly hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda. My wife would have wanted to go to Bantayan Island where she grew up, but they would have to wait.



As dusk approached I broke off from the convoy to proceed towards Daanbantayan…but somehow half-way through it was getting difficult to drive straight because of so many fallen trees and downed power lines that were not yet moved. 

As there were no lights, we had to rely only on our car’s headlights and it was just too dangerous to proceed so we turned back. So we drove back to Cebu City and arrived late in the evening… a looong day, but a fulfilled one. As we reached Danao City, power was already restored there.

Arriving home, I checked out the news on CNN and learned that President Aquino visited Tacloban City… and was met by an irate woman who berated him for the slow reaction of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC). You’d never see that video footage on ABS-CBN, but CNN’s Andrew Stevens told it the way it is… that government help was not making any dent. Ivan Watson, senior correspondent of CNN also gave us a bird’s eye view of the magnitude of the disaster in Leyte. But still nothing about Northern Cebu or Boracay for that matter.

There is no question that no one could ever predict a disaster of that magnitude to hit Tacloban City. Perhaps the people did not understand the meaning of a storm surge. If they used tsunami warning perhaps people would have been better prepared. So much for Disaster Preparedness! 

Now what we really need is international help. If the United States 7th Fleet is sent over the USNS Mercy Hospital ship to Leyte, it would help the typhoon victims a lot. Meanwhile, I exhorted Cebuanos to help Northern Cebu first because they need our help just as badly as the people of Tacloban need help.


BACOLOD
THE Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) of Bacolod City reported that about 110,000 Bacolodnons suffered the wrath of Typhoon Yolanda.



A report of DSSD head Linda Ablanque also showed that 22 houses were destroyed in the city while 392 were damaged.

Three barangays had the most number of damaged houses – Alangilan, with 85, and Alijis and Singcang-Airport, 70 each.

Initial reports show there were 5,941 families or an estimated 35,646 individuals evacuated in 47 evacuation centers in the city.

Infrastructure, agriculture

Meanwhile, the City Engineer’s Office reported an estimated P3.32 million damage to various government infrastructures.

These include various city roads, 11 public schools, Mahogany Day Care Center in Barangay Handumanan, City Agriculture Field Office in Alijis, Barangay 35 gymnasium and tourism lights.

The City Agriculture Office reported that 56 hectares of rice crops were also damaged with an estimated value of P1.7 million.

The rural barangays affected are Alangilan, Granada, Sum-ag, Tangub, Pahanocoy and Cabug.

Estimated damage to lift nets was P2.8 million and P106,000 to crab nets, but no remarkable damage was reported to fishing boats.


ILOILO

Relief goods are running out and hungry victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in Northern Iloilo are getting restive.


According to Cong. Niel “Jun-jun” Tupas Jr., there have been reports of looting in the 5th District, specifically in the towns of Estancia and Sara.

He appealed for more aid from the national government.
Philippine Air Force troops and volunteers conducting relief operations in the islands off Northern Iloilo encountered some typhoon victims demanding food while brandishing guns, according to DyFM Bombo Radyo Iloilo.

Tupas said he had already asked for help from Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.
As of 11 a.m. yesterday, the number of typhoon-affected families in the province rose to 151,511 or 493,034 persons, mostly in Northern Iloilo, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

The death toll, on the other hand, climbed to 162.

By Tupas’ own estimate, some 60,000 houses in his district were totally destroyed. PDRRMC’s overall provincial tally yesterday morning was 65,481.

Tupas appealed for more security personnel, too, in Northern Iloilo to avert further looting and ensure peace and order as hungry typhoon victims get restive.

The Archdiocese of Jaro which has parishes in all Northern Iloilo towns down to the barangays has expressed concern over what could become a volatile situation there.

This typhoon tragedy should be an opportunity to show selflessness, not selfishness, stressed Jaro Auxiliary Bishop Gerardo Alminaza.

Provincial Administrator Raul Banias confirmed relief goods were easily exhausted. He appealed for more donations, specifically water and potable water.

Distribution of relief goods remains a challenge. Long stretches of roads still need to be cleared of fallen trees and electric posts.



AIR DELIVERIES SUSPENDED

Yesterday, Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. has suspended the delivery of relief supplies through air transportation in the island-barangays of Carles and Concepcion.

He ordered the suspension after the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration placed the province under storm signal No. 1 due to tropical depression “Zoraida.”

Defensor said they can only resume the use of helicopters from Philippine Air Force once the weather bureau has lifted the storm signal in the province.

The relief operation using the province’s dump trucks and motorboats, on the other hand, are ongoing.

As of yesterday, the province's relief operation has reached near half or 20 out of 41 severely affected towns in Iloilo, according to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Chief Neneth Pador.

The towns served were Mina, Ajuy, Alimodian, Balasan, Batad, Barotac Viejo, Carles, Concepcion, Estancia, Passi City, Pototan, San Dionisio, San Miguel, Sara, Bingawan, Dingle, Dumangas, Zarraga, Lemery, and Tubungan.

Pador said they distributed 14, 053 family packs to these areas from 445 sacks of rice, 215 boxes of sardines, 207 boxes of noodles, 651 boxes of mineral water and 80 packs of biscuits.

FASTER DISTRIBUTION

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) of Western Visayas has set up an Incident Command Post at the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo to speed up the distribution of relief goods to areas affected by the super typhoon.

The command post is housed at the Administration and Logistics Building of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

It will serve as center for the collection and distribution of relief goods to needy areas by means of land, air and sea transport.



RDRRMC-6 chair and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) regional director Rosario Cabrera said relief goods are airlifted as much as possible because many areas are still not accessible by other means of transport.

On standby at the airport are two Huey helicopters from the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing of the Philippine Air Force for use in airlifting relief goods and other contingency operations.

The Incident Command Post has two organizational units for Operation and Logistics. Operation is in charge of relief, search and retrieval, medical and water/sanitation/health (WASH), and camp management, while Logistics handles transportation and dispatch, communication, food unit, and receiving and distribution of donations.

The command post units are manned by representatives of concerned member-government agencies of the council.


ILLONGOS PAS OUBLIÉS
MANILA – Though its focus of relief and rescue operations is Tacloban City in Leyte due to the massive destruction wrought by super typhoon “Yolanda” there, Malacañang assured residents of Panay Island they have not been forgotten.

There is continued relief assistance and rescue operations in the provinces Iloilo, Capiz, Antique and Aklan, said Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda.

Two Philippine Navy boats have been delivering goods to coastal towns of Aklan and Northern Iloilo since Saturday, Lacierda told Panay News yesterday.

“Two logistical hubs in Panay Island were established – one based in Iloilo City and the other in Roxas City – conducting an average of three to four sorties by five helicopters in Capiz and Northern Iloilo,” he said.

“Yolanda” made its fifth landfall around noon Friday last week in Concepcion, Iloilo and plowed through large swathes of land in Northern Iloilo, nearby Roxas City and Capiz towns, Aklan and Antique before proceeding to Palawan.

On Tuesday, Presidential Proclamation No.682 declared a “State of National Calamity” in Samar provinces, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Palawan.



As of yesterday, the Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided P20.32-million worth of assistance to Regions 6, 4-A, 4-B, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 and CARAGA, said Lacierda.

Nearly 60,000 foods packs have also been distributed to these regions.

Lacierda, however, said the Philippine Army and the Department of Public Works and Highways have yet to conduct road clearing to efficiently transport more relief assistance to disaster-stricken areas.

“Uncleared roads have been obstacles to the entry of aid,” Lacierda lamented.

As of 11 a.m. yesterday, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of Iloilo recorded 162 casualties in 820 barangays, mostly in the northern part of the province.

The number of affected families reached 151,511 (493,034 persons) and totally damaged houses at 65,481, PDRRMC added.

As relief and rescue operations continue to gain ground, the numbers are expected to rise.

In Aklan, the PDRRMC reported nine casualties as of yesterday, plus 87 injured persons.

The number of houses totally destroyed climbed to 30,746 houses, and affected families at 76,175 (354,960 individuals).

In Capiz, meanwhile, the PDRRMC reported 25 casualties as of Monday, and 95,413 families affected (400,483 persons).

Several government agencies also reported on relief and rehabilitation efforts in Panay Island as of yesterday.



According to the Department of Energy (DOE), Brgy. Caticlan in Malay, Aklan and Boracay Island were partially energized yesterday.

In Iloilo, power was restored in the municipalities of Mina, Pototan, Janiuay, Badiangan, Dingle, Barotac Nuevo, Dumangas, Zarraga and New Lucena.

The municipalities of Passi, Dueñas and San Enrique were energized, too, while Calinog and Lambunao are scheduled to be energized on November 21, the DOE said.

Power in Bingawan will likely be restored on November 30 yet, according to the Energy department.

President Benigno Aquino III visited Roxas City on Sunday and instructed government agencies to focus on providing those affected with food, water and shelter.

But the President also said he wanted some local government units to explain their seeming lack of preparation for super typhoon “Yolanda.”

“Those exposed to the elements run the risk of getting diseases,” the President warned. “Ayaw naman nating dumami pa ang casualties (We don’t want casualties to increase).”

Airports in Roxas City and Kalibo in Aklan remained closed as of yesterday.

According to Gov. Victor Tanco of Capiz, lack of power, water and communication are major problems but the provincial government is taking steps to restore them quickly.

For two days after Friday’s onslaught of the strongest typhoon this year, Roxas City and Capiz were cut off from the rest of Panay Island. Communications facilities and power lines were down. Littered with fallen trees and electric posts, highways were impassable.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Antique, on the other hand, placed the province under a state of calamity on Saturday.




ORMOC

this is even worse than 1991 in terms of property damage. In this case, it doesn't matter whether you are rich or poor. Your house is as badly damaged as the next person."

Equipped with lessons learned from the 1991 Ormoc flashflood tragedy that claimed the lives of at least 8,000 people, Ormoc and nearby towns were prepared this time around.

"We had ample time to prepare given all the information on TV, on the radio about the storm," Gomez said. "What we were not prepared for was the intensity of the typhoon. Unlike in Tacloban, it was not water but the wind that damaged properties."

As of Sunday, at least 6 fatalities were recorded in the town of Palompon, Gomez said. Most of them were residents who refused to leave their homes even after the mayor asked residents from all 50 barangays in the municipality to evacuate to safer ground.

The lawmaker's contacts on the ground also estimate between 15 to 17 people were killed in Ormoc.

With "thousands" homeless, Gomez said Ormoc and nearby towns are in need of tents, blankets, rice and ready-to-eat food. Also needed are candles and tetanus shots.

"Right now efforts are concentrated in Tacloban because they are the worst hit in terms of lives lost," Gomez said. "But I am also appealing to everyone. We do need help also and I reiterate and preferably it would be in the form of tents, blankets and food items."

Gomez said she had planned on going to Ormoc via Tacloban on Saturday, November 9, but decided against it since the highway is still impassable. She said she is planning to take a chopper from Cebu to the city on Monday, November 11.


LAST NEWS
Updated 5 PM Nov. 13.

Occidental Mindoro
 
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12

Oriental Mindoro
 DepEd division considered operational as of November 12
Electricity restored in Calapan and Naujan
State of calamity in Calapan City and municipality of Baco

Marinduque
 DepEd division considered operational as of November 12

Romblon
 Airport is open
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12

Palawan
 DepEd division considered operational as of November 12

Coron
State of calamity
6 dead

Busuanga
Airport has resumed operation
2 dead, 21 missing

Albay
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12

Legazpi City
Airport is open


Masbate
 Airport is open
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12
Communication lines partially restored
Smart and Sun signals restored as of November 11 in the province, except for the towns of 

Cataingan, Mobo, Palanas, and Pio V Corpuz
Aklan
 DepEd division considered operational as of November 12
Free local and international text messages through Smart and Sun Cellular, from November 13-17

Caticlan
Airport has resumed operation

Kalibo
Airport has resumed operation

Antique
State of calamity declared
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12
Cellular phone network 54% restored as of November 11
Free local and international text messages through Smart and Sun Cellular, from November 13-17

Capiz
 DepEd division considered operational as of November 12
Cellular phone network 10% restored as of November 11
Free local and international text messages through Smart and Sun Cellular, from November 13-17

Roxas City
Second command center set up
Airport has resumed operation

Iloilo
 Entire province under state of calamity
Airport is open
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12
Communication lines cut off in towns of Carles, Ajuy (except Barangay Culasi), Concepcion, 

Batad, San Dionisio, San Rafael, and Balasan
Cellular phone network 64% restored as of November 11
Smart and Sun signals restored as of November 11 in Badiangan, Barangay Culasi in Ajuy, and the towns of Alimodian, Anilao, Banate, Barotac Nuevo, Barotac Viejo, Cabatuan, Dingle, 
Dumangas, Janiuay, Leganes, Maasin, Mina, Pavia, Pototan, San Miguel, Sta. Barbara and Zarraga
Transmission lines restored

Estancia
100% destroyed according to acting Gov Raul Tupas

Sara
Remains isolated

Negros Occidental
State of calamity declared
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12
Transmission lines restored
Smart and Sun signals restored as of November 11 in Calatrava and San Carlos City

Bacolod
Airport is open

Negros Oriental
Transmission lines restored
Cellular phone network 97% restored as of November 11

Dumaguete
Airport is open

Cebu
 DENR calls for preemptive evacuation as the province is in the path of an approaching typhoon, Zoraida.
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12
Suspension of classes in 9 northern Cebu towns until Nov 15
Communication lines down in towns of Bogo, Medellin and Daanbantayan
Free local and international text messages through Smart and Sun Cellular in northern Cebu, from November 13-17
State of calamity in the towns of Bogo, Daanbantayan, Sogod, Medellin

Bantayan Island
Completely isolated
Smart and Sun claimed on November 11 that cell phone signals had been restored, but residents told us communication in some villages is still erratic. No electricity as of November 13

Bohol
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12
Electricity intermittent
Smart and Sun signals restored as of November 11 in Dimiao
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit afternoon of November 12. No casualties and damage were reported.
The province is also in the path of Zoraida. DENR calls for preemptive evacuation.

Leyte
More than 10,000 estimated dead, according to provincial government
Communication lines are cut off, Smart and Sun signals restored as of November 11 in Ormoc City and the towns of Bato, Dulag, Hilongos, Hindang, Macrohon, and Matalom
Smart signal restored in Dulag
Free local and international text messages through Smart and Sun Cellular, from November 13-17
Still no power as of Sunday, November 10
Provincial government has received medicines, checkups by doctors and nurses, P3 million cash as aid from Davao City government
DepEd division is unreachable as of November 12

Baybay - DepEd division is unreachable as of November 12

Ormoc
Communication services are intermittent
As of Sunday night, November 10, roads still impassable; relief goods can only be brought via choppers or boats
DepEd division remains closed as of November 12
DSWD sets up a major relief center on November 13

Tacloban
Land route from Manila passable
Bus services from Tacloban to Manila being arranged by DOTC
Airport partially opened; Cebu-Tacloban flights now available, but no Manila-Tacloban flights yet
Hospitals running at over capacity, in need of medicines
City government has received medicines, checkups by doctors and nurses, P2 million cash as aid from Davao City government
Residents took to looting groceries, pharmacies, and shopping centers
DSWD set up mobile internet station
Curfew from 10 am to 6pm
Cell phone centers have been set up at the city police station. Get the numbers here
Free local and international text messages through Smart and Sun Cellular, from November 13-17
DepEd division is unreachable as of November 12
Government announced jet planes are not allowed to land at the airport as of November 13

Southern Leyte
Cellular phone network 53% restored as of November 11
Smart and Sun signals restored as of November 11 in Barangay Cabulihan in Maasin City
DENR warns the province is in the path of typhoon Zoraida and calls on low-lying areas to evacuate.

Maasin
City government has received medicines, checkups by doctors and nurses, P2 million cash as aid from Davao City government
 DepEd division has resumed operations since November 12

Eastern Samar
At least 200 feared dead, according to Rep. Ben Evardone
Most communication lines are still cut off
Bridges impassable in Lawaan, Borongan, and General MacArthur
DepEd division is unreachable as of November 12

Hernani - Destroyed; residents ask for food, water, and relief

Balangkayan - Destroyed; residents ask for food, water, and relief

Eastern Samar now accessible via bus as of November 13

Guiuan
The town is badly damaged, according to Solar TV News reporter David Santos, who got stranded there
DPWH prioritizing this town in terms of road repair

Borongan
Catbalogan-Borongan-Guiuan and Basey-Marabut-Guiuan routes being restored by DPWH
Smart signal restored as November 11
DepEd division is unreachable as of November 12
Giporlos
At least 95% of the town severly damaged, according to Giporlos Mayor Mark Biong

Samar
 Communication lines partially restored; cellular phone network 26% restored as of November 11
Smart and Sun signals restored as of November 11 in Calbayog City, Catbalogan City, and the towns of Calbiga, Daram, Gandara, Jiabong, Macrohon, Matuguinao, Paranas (Wright), San Jose de Buan, Santa Margarita, Tarangnan, and Villareal
Free local and international text messages through Smart and Sun Cellular, from November 13-17

Catbalogan-Borongan-Guiuan and Basey-Marabut-Guiuan routes being restored by DPWH
300 dead, 2,000 missing
DepEd division remains closed (except in Calbayog) as of November 12

Calbayog - DepEd division has resumed operations since November 12
Catbalogan - DepEd division is unreachable as of November 12
Catbalogan - DPWH sets up a relief center on November 13, where they will track inflow of heavy equipment for the province.

Northern Samar
Communication lines partially restored
Cellular phone network 42% restored as of November 11
DepEd division has resumed operations since November 12

Biliran
DepEd division is unreachable as of November 12

Surigao del Norte
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12

Surigao City airport has resumed operation

Surigao del Sur
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12

Agusan del Norte
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12

Agusan del Sur
DepEd division considered operational as of November 12


Dinagat Islands
2,000 families in evacuation centers, as of November 8




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Handicap International.  https://don.handicap-international.fr/

Médecins du monde. https://dons.medecinsdumonde.org/abov/abovision2.php?P1=MDM&P2=DEF2&PG=FAIRE1DON&typabo=1&PROMO=136288

Ordre de Malte.  http://www.ordredemaltefrance.org/fr/

Secours Catholique - Caritas France. http://www.secours-islamique.org/component/content/article/75.html

Secours Populaire. https://www.secourspopulaire.fr/dons.0.html

Secouristes Sans frontières. http://www.ssf-france.org/nous-aider/faire-un-don

Unicef. http://www.unicef.fr/contenu/info-humanitaire-unicef/soutenir-lunicef




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