Citizens Disaster Response Center | CDRC

“Juaning” leaves 41 dead; 24 missing

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Jul 11

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Forty-one dead, at least 24 missing, 40 injured, PhP110 million in agricultural losses, PhP1 billion in infrastructure damages, and 158,144 families or 790,601 persons affected. This was the toll left by typhoon Nock-ten, locally called ‘Juaning’, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s report dated July 29, 2011.

‘Juaning’ intensified into a tropical storm on July 26, 2011. Packing winds of 75 kilometers per hour that gust up to 90 kph and a diameter of 500 km that covered almost the whole of Southern and Central Luzon, it initially brought 300 millimeters of rains that prompted the weather authority, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, to raise Storm Signal #2 in 18 provinces as well as Metro Manila.

camsur floods (8)Floods reaching up to the rooftops killed 28 people in the Bicol region, swamped the houses of nearly half of Albay’s population and forced thousands of residents to flee their homes in a two-day sweep through the provinces of Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte. The waters swallowed parts of these provinces which were hardest hit by winds and rains from the then approaching tropical storm. Landslides were reported in Camarines Norte where six of the 28 reported fatalities perished.

Initially expected to pass closer to Metro Manila, the storm followed an erratic course and changed track. Then packing maximum sustained winds of 95 kph, ‘Juaning’ made landfall in Aurora province in the mid-morning of July 27. Strong winds toppled electric posts and fallen trees hit power lines, rendering Aurora without electricity. Landslides blocked sections of a major roads which thereby made several towns in the province isolated from central Aurora. Roofs of school buildings and other public facilities were blown off.

The storm crossed Central and Northern Luzon provinces afterward. It dumped heavy rains that flooded and spawned landslides in the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Qurino, Isabela, Abra, La Union, Pangasinan and Zambales before exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility on July 28.

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Appeal for Assistance

The affected families are in need of the following:

  • Food provision: rice, beans dried fish, cooking oil, sardines, sugar
  • Potable drinking water
  • Plastic water containers
  • Laundry soaps

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 CDRN Regional Centers