Citizens Disaster Response Center | CDRC

Typhoon Juan destroys crops, houses in Cagayan Valley

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Oct 10

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Photo: CRRS-CV

Photo: CRRS-CV

The Center for Relief and Rehabilitation Services-Cagayan Valley (CRRS-CV), CDRC’s Regional Center, evaluated the situation after Typhoon Juan battered the region, and the following were the result:

  • Crops that were hit have NO CHANCE OF RECOVERY
  • The houses were destroyed and the hundreds of families affected will have to stay in evacuation centers and in the houses of their relatives until their houses were repaired. In Isabela 60-70% of the houses in district 1 and district 2 were blown down and damaged.
  • Possible outbreak of water borne diseases especially in the affected areas.

Table 1. affected Population by Super Typhoon Juan

PROVINCE

MUNICIPALITIES

BRGYS

FAMILIES

PERSONS

Cagayan

29

447

16, 006

97, 981

Isabela

35

737

55, 864

314, 231

TOTAL

64

1, 184

71, 870

412, 212

A year after Super Typhoon Pepeng, the people have yet to recover from the devastation. Now, another tragedy struck the region, the majority could barely get up. These are the most economically deprived segments of the population. They are the poor peasants, minimum wage-earners, fisher folks and urban poor. This condition makes them the perennial victims of natural calamities. Majority of them has not fully rebuilt their lives from previous disasters.

Past experience tell us that government calamity fund barely suffice even the immediate and short term needs. Relief assistance is still most needed.

Report from: CRRS-CV