Mindanao after STS Vinta
Situation Report # 1
25 December 2017
As of this writing, many remote areas in Davao Oriental are still without power. Being the catchbasin of the province of Bukidnon, a lot of Compostela Valley and Davao region is still submerged in floodwaters.
Because of the landslides and flashfloods, five bridges and roads in Region 10 (Lanao del Norte) and CARAGA are unpassable. In Cagayan de Oro City, the water supply has not been restored due to damaged infrastructure. Twenty towns in Mindanao still do not have power.
In a phone call to the national office, CDRN regional center Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Inc, Executive Director Percinita Sanchez reported that their community-based Disaster Preparedness Committees in Davao Oriental have yet to transmit damage assessments, mainly delayed due to the ongoing power interruption and weak telecom signals.
According to data from the NDRRMC, the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Zamboanga del Norte and the ARMM reported the most number of damaged residential houses. The damage in Zamboanga is mainly due to the massive flashfloods. Meanwhile, damage to agricultural crops has been pegged at 44 million (rice crops) in Zamboanga del Sur and 7.8 million in Agusan del Sur (rice and other crops).
A state of calamity has been declared in Zamboanga del Sur and Lanao del Norte, where most of the worst flooding occurred.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released a total of 10.3 million pesos in assistance to affected families in the regions of MIMAROPA, 9, 10, 11, and CARAGA. Relief packs containing rice, cans of sardines, instant noodles, and coffee were distributed to families in evacuation centers. #Hot meals were also provided in Region 11.
CDRN regional centers Panday Bulig Inc. (PB) and MISFI has responded with hot meals through funding given by #Mercy Relief. PB cooked and provided hot meals in barangay Consolacion in Cagayan de Oro City as well as in Sta Cruz and Natumolan, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, where around 200 families were served with hot rice porridge. Pictures below.
According to the Damage, Needs, and Capacities Assessment (DNCA) conducted, the most needed by the affected communities are food and water, as listed in the table below:
Table 1. Requested Relief
|Food packs||25 kg of rice, 1 kg dried fish, 1 kg salt, 1 kg sugar, 1 kg mung beans, 2 liters cooking oil, 6 cans of sardines, 6 cans of corned beef|
|Hygiene kits||1 pc bath soap, 1 pc laundry soap, 1 pack sanitary napkins, 250 ml toothpaste, 3 pcs toothbrush|
|Water||5-gallon water container|
|Others||Seeds and livelihood inputs (early recovery)
More information is being gathered from the field. This report will be updated as soon as new data is collected and collated.
See PDF file SitRep_Vinta_12262017