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Executive Summary of the Effects of Typhoon "Dindo"

(International name Nida) 21 May 2004

1. Chronology of Hazard

  • At 5:00 PM, 13 May 2004, the low pressure area east of Mindanao had intensified into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "Dindo". It accelerated slightly as it continued to move northwestward within 6 hours.
  • At 10:45 AM of May 14, it developed into a Tropical Storm (TS) as it moved towards Bicol and eastern Visayas area.
  • On May 15, 2004, TS Dindo intensified further into a typhoon and gained more strength but had changed course. It crossed the northern part of Catanduanes and passed through Isabela-Cagayan area.
  • At 10:30 AM of May 18, 2004, it slightly weakened while moving northward and continued to move away from the country in the northeastward track.
  • As typhoon Dindo left the country, another weather disturbance over the Caroline Island named "Enteng" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility,
  • As of 10:45 AM today 21 May 2004, Tropical Storm Enteng has weakened into a tropical depression as it accelerated to the northeast moving further away from the country.

2. Typhoon-Related Incidents Monitored

  • May 16, 2004, storm surge in Gigmoto, Catanduanes affecting barangays Sioron, Sicmil and Dururian, with 70 households and private motorized bancas affected.
  • May 17, 2004 at 2:30 PM, a tornado hit 7 barangays in Guimba, Nueva Ecija affecting 118 families or 368 persons and causing damage to houses and orchard amounting to P3,670,000.00
  • May 18, 2004, midnight, boat capsized at the vicinity of Bgy Dikapinisan, Aurora, Aurora with 1 missing
  • May 18, 2004 at 1:00 PM, a motorized banca, M/B Martin carrying 158 passengers and 10 crews capsized approximately 2 kms from Pilar Pier, Camotes Island, Cebu, with 5 dead and 4 still missing.
  • May 18, 2004 at 2:00 AM, lightning in Barangay Cansadan, Tubudan, San Jose, Antique with one(1) dead..
  • May 18, 2004, minor landslides at barangays Ninaliw and Guba, Cebu City and Bgy Campo 6, Talisay City.
  • May 18, 2004 , flooding in Bgy Bacayan, Cebu City due to the overflowing of creek resulting to the evacuation of 30 households.
  • May 17, 2004, flooding in 17 municipalities:: 8 in Camarines Sur, 1 in Albay, and 8 in Camarines Norte .

3. Summary of Effects

3.1 Total Stranded

  • May 16- up to May 18, 2004 -15,057 passengers, 391 vehicles and 6 sea vessels in 10 ports and ferry terminals in Regions IV, V and VIII. Island provinces and municipalities of Albay, Eastern Samar, Batangas, Marinduque, and Quezon were cancelled. Port operations resumed 12:00 NN, 18 May 2004.

3.2 Population Affected - source DSWD - Manila

  • Total of 62,639 families or 252,840 persons were affected in Regions V and VIII, particularly in the provinces of Eastern Samar, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Albay and Catanduanes. This number include stranded passengers
  • Of these, 634 families or 2,986 persons were evacuated to evacuation centers established in the provinces of Sorsogon, Camarines Sur and Albay.

3.3 Casualties

  • Dead - 20 (Regions VI -1, V - 7; VII - 9 and VIII-3)
  • Missing - 9 ( Regions III-1, V - 3, VII - 4 and VIII -1)
  • Injured - 8 (Region VIII -1 and V -7)

3.4 Estimated Damage to Infrastructure, Agriculture and Houses

  • Properties: P262.820 or (P263 M) (latest figure as corrected by OCDR-5
  • Houses: 10,009 ( 4,071 totally destroyed and 5,938 partially damaged).

4. Emergency Management Activities

  • Issuance of Advisories and Warning by NDCC Chairman for DCCs of all affected areas to undertake preparedness and response measures in accordance with PGMA's instruction for zero casualty.
  • Continuous monitoring of the development and effects of Typhoon "Dindo". since it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, by NDMC thru the RDCCs of Regions IV, V and VIII.
  • NDCC Chairman directed the AFP Command Center for availability of one (1) chopper and one (1) C-130 for use of RDCC V team in the conduct of damage and needs assessment at the landslide area in Catanduanes.
  • C-130 PAF Plane airlifted 2,000 assorted family packs and used clothing to Virac, Catanduanes, escorted by DSWD Secretary, DTI Undersecretary, Catanduanes local government officials, DSWD staff and OCD, Central Office and RC 5 personnel. At the same time, they conducted damage and needs assessment of the area.
  • The Coast Guard stations in Camotes Island and Ormoc City conducted search and rescue operations for passengers of capsized boats at Camotes Island and Aurora.
  • The DSWD, through its respective regional field offices, and local government units, provided emergency assistance worth P 1,983,712.00
    • DSWD - P 770,987.00
    • LGUs - P 1,187,725.00
    • NGOs and Other Gos - 25,000.00
  • The DSWD -V Emergency Action team is still on 24 hour duty to ensure the release of relief augmentation to affected local government units.
  • P50,000.00 augmentation fund provided to OCD Regional Center V

5. Declaration of a State Of Calamity

  • The President declared the provinces of Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, Sorsogon, Catandanes, Masbate, Eastern and Northern Samar under a State of Calamity on May 18,2004.

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