The following are excerpts from a report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on the effects Tropical Storm Maring and the enhanced southwest monsoon. The information reflects conditions as of August 20, 2013, 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated.
- 8 Dead (1 in Region I, 4 in Region III, 2 in Region IVA)
- 41 injured
- 4 Missing (1 in Tubo, Abra, 1 in Bontoc, Mt. Province, 1 in Sagada, Mt. Province, and 1 in Sariaya, Quezon)
STATE OF CALAMITY
- Ilocos Sur, Narvacan
- Bataan, Masantol and Macabebe
(*Included in the list as recently reported)
- A total of 125,348 families (602,442 persons) were affected in Regions I, III, IV-A, IV-B, NCR, and CAR.
- 9,219 families (40,837 persons) are sheltered in 198 evacuation centers in all affected areas.
- As of 12pm today, in Metro Manila, there are 3,131 families (13,910 persons) served in evacuation centers.
STATUS OF LIFELINES
- A total of 65 roads in Regions III, IV-A, IV-B, V NCR, and CAR are still impassable.
- 1 Bridge in Mt. Province is still impassable.
- 4 power interruptions were reported in Occidental Mindoro.
DAM STATUS (as of 7PM, Aug 20)
Above flood season high water level:
- La Mesa by 0.14m (overflow, no gates)
- Magat by 1.06m (1 gate open)
Below the flood season high water level
- Angat by -14.39m
- IPO by -0.50m (2 gates open)
- Ambuklao by -1.89m ( 2 gates open)
- Binga by -3.23m (2 gates open)
- Caliraya by -1.05m
- A total of 415 areas in 68 municipalities/cities under Regions I III, IV-A, IV-B, NCR were reported to be flooded. (see Tab D of the attached NDRRMC Sitrep for specifics)
COST OF ASSISTANCE
- A total of P4,492,236.20 worth of assistance were provided in affected areas.
- P1,781,538.20 from DSWD
- P2,709,300.00 from LGUs
COST OF DAMAGE
- P1,714,010.00 worth of damages to agriculture were incurred in Rizal and Laguna.
- A total of 162 flights (59 international and 103 domestic) have been cancelled due to bad weather.
- a total of 97 passengers, 6 vessels, 1 rolling cargo and 6 motorbancas were reported stranded at Coast Guard District Bicol and Coast Guard District Northeastern Luzon.
A total of 32 houses were damaged with 17 totally and 15 partially destroyed in Regions III, IV-A and CAR.
- As early as August 18, 2013 (Sunday), NDRRMC Issued General Flood Advisory No. 1 for NCR (Metro Manila rivers and streams), Advisory No. 9 for Region I, Region II, and CAR. Advisory No. 1 for Region III (Pampanga River Basin, etc..), Region IVA, IV-B, and Region VI.*
- Issued NDRRMC Advisory on suspension of Classes due to heavy rainfall brought about by the Southwest Monsoon as enhanced by Tropical Storm Maring.
- All Regional and Local DRRMCs including PNP of Region I, III, IVA, and CAR – are monitoring, on standby, and on full alert status.
- The NDRRMC convened an emergency meeting attended by ES, DILG, DPWH, DSWD, PCOO, and MMDRRMC.
- The OCD administrator and NDRRMOC conducted regular press conferences and interviews.
- NDRRMC also declared suspension of work in Government Offices in Metro Manila except for those agencies involved in disaster risk reduction and management.
- Directed RDRRMCs concerned through the OCD regional centers to undertake precautionary measures in their respective areas of responsibility.
- Continuously issued advisories and rainfall warnings to the public and concerned agencies.
- The Official Gazette, Communications Secretaries, and Undersecretaries provide continuous info updates on the situation via online, social, and traditional media.
- Released the Statement of the Presidential Spokesperson on the suspension of classes in all levels and work in government offices in certain areas, August 20, 2013.
- Monitoring of #rescueph and likewise alerted NDRRMC & DSWD to monitor #rescueph
- Prepositioned Php120.64 million worth of emergency relief resources in all affected regions, including at the DSWD-NROC consisting of standby fund (P15.72 million) , 60,177 family food packs (P15 million), other food and NFIs (P89.9 million).
- Available personnel and assets were on standby alert
- Conducted “Libreng Sakay” along Espana, Sampaloc, Manila
- PAF deployed 1 PBC boat, 1 M35 and 1 DRRU team in Cavite
- Navy deployed the following:
- 4 M35 trucks, 2 rubber boats and 3 DRRU teams in Cavite
- 2 helicopters in SAR in Laguna
- PA deployed 2 M35 trucks and 2 rubber boats in Cavite.
Continuously coordinates with HEMS coordinators regarding the situation in their areas; continuously monitors and sends weather updates to all Centers for Health Development
Activated NHQ Disaster Response Task Group; TDPCR and Chief, CAD attended NDRRMC emergency meeting; activated Sub-Committee on Disaster Management (SCDM) and National Disaster Operations Center (NDOC) at the PNP-NOC Nemac Situation Room manned by the members of the PNP SCDM.
- Activated Alert Level 1 in affected chapters, deployed assets in different affected areas around Metro Manila; alerted all chapters; maintained 24/7 monitoring.
- Intensified monitoring of price and supply of basic necessities in affected areas especially areas under state of calamity; issued prevailing prices for the public’s information.
- Coordinated with local manufactures/ distributors on the supply of basic goods.