Citizens Disaster Response Center | CDRC

“Pedring” lashes Luzon

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Sep 11

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Typhoon Pedring (International Name: Nesat), which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on September 25, 2011, left 35,273 families or 171, 570 persons affected.

At least 20 people were killed, 14 injured and 35 missing in the National Capital Region, and the provinces of La Union, Cagayan, Bulacan, Zambales, Pampanga, Rizal, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes and Ifugao.

All in all, 349 barangays, 78 municipalities, and 17 cities in 22 provinces of Regions I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, CAR and NCR were affected.

The initial cost of damages to 46 school buildings and crops amounted to Php 100,264,840.63, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported.

There were 9 floodings, 5 landslides, 1 tornado, 14 sea mishaps, 2 collapsed structures, and 1 vehicular accident reported in various regions affected.

The typhoon, which made landfall in Isabela and Aurora, toppled trees, blocked major roads and damaged property.

In Metro Manila, winds and torrential rain inundated parts of Manila, Malabon and Marikina. A storm surge flooded a large portion of Roxas Boulevard.

Meanwhile, the local government of Obando in Bulacan placed the town under state of calamity after 11 barangays were submerged in flood waters. Local officials said the damage sustained by the coastal town was worse than what super typhoon Ondoy brought 2 years ago. Obando was submerged in neck-deep water Tuesday. Most areas in the town are still isolated due to impassable roads and flood waters that have yet to subside.

In the Cordillera region, communication lines bogged down in Kalinga, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Abra and in some areas of Benguet hampering immediate data gathering and coordination. To date power blackouts are still experienced in almost all of the provinces. A series of landslides along the major roads within the region were also monitored with Mt. Province and Apayao greatly affected.

The strong winds and heavy rainfall damaged agricultural lands in Kapangan, Tublay, and Kibungan. Vegetables ready for harvest were blown off, including rice fields in Lower Tabuk, Kalinga. Fields were submerged by the overflow of the Chico River. Aside from the rice and vegetables, corn producing areas were also affected. Flooding in low lying areas of Benguet such as La Trinidad, and Lowland Tabuk were also observed.

Appeal for Assistance

The affected families are in need of the following:

  • Food provision: rice and sardines
  • Potable drinking water
  • Water containers

Donations for the affected families may be sent through the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City, Philippines. Concerned individuals and donors can easily reach us at (632) 929-9822 / (632) 929-9820 or info@cdrc-phil.com.

You may also deposit your donations to the following accounts:

Dollar Account

Account Name:  Citizens’ Disaster Response Center

Account Number:  2636-0015-83

Bank:  Metrobank, Examiner Branch

Bank Address: Corner Examiner and Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Peso Account

Account Name:  Citizens’ Disaster Response Center

Account Number:  1560-6430-16

Bank:  China Bank, Examiner Branch

Bank Address: Corner Examiner and Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines

Sources:

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

Media reports

Reports from the Regional Centers