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Santi whips capital leaving more families homeless

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Photo by Bullit Marquez/ Associated Press

Typhoon Santi (Mirinae) lashed the capital and nearby provinces Saturday leaving 5,564 damaged houses and Php15.6 million worth infrastructural losses in Camarines Sur alone, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) report said.

Typhoon Santi, with maximum winds of 150 kph and gustiness of up to 180 kph, slammed into Quezon Province northeast of Manila around midnight Friday, quickly moving westward south of the capital and weakening into a tropical storm Saturday afternoon.

 The local government units evacuated some 115,507 people in 251 evacuation centers in Regions IV-A, V and NCR before the landfall. Around 13, 456 people were affected in Regions III, IV-A, IV-B, V and NCR, the NDCC reported.

Typhoon Santi left 14 people dead, 4 injured and 4 missing. Around 245 passengers, 19 vehicles and 5 vessels were reported stranded in ports around Luzon evening of Saturday.

The National, Regional and Local Disaster Coordinating Councils are continuously conducting ocular survey of damaged bridges and flooded residences in the affected areas.

Typhoon Santi may have already left Philippine territory, but the rains and winds it brought rendered some roads and bridges in Luzon impassable. Below is the link about status of roads and bridges by the NDCC as reported by GMA news: 

 

 Appeal for assistance

 Many areas are still submermerged in floodwaters by recent typhoons, and increasing number of families mostly in urban poor communities in these areas, are still homeless and without decent jobs to support themselves. With the recent onslaught of Tphoon Santi, these families’ efforts to recover went in vain.

 

The Citizens’ Disaster Response Center conducts ongoing relief delivery distribution along with identification of the most vulnerable communities by its Regional Partners. Providing relief items are but temporary solution, yet it will make a long way in helping families stand on their feet as they recover at the moment.

Donations for the affected families may be sent through the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City. Concerned individuals and donors can easily reach us at (632) 929-9822 / (632) 929-9820. Donations may also be sent through the following bank accounts:

Dollar Account:
Account Name:  Citizens’ Disaster Response Center
Account Number:  2-63600158-3
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:  3-63600741-3
Bank:  Metrobank, Examiner Branch
Bank Address: Corner Examiner and Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines
 
References:
NDCC
PAGASA
The Associated Press
Philippine Daily Inquirer
GMA News