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October 2016:

Typhoon Haima 1

Super typhoon Haima made its landfall on the Cagayan-Isabela areas of Northern Luzon on 19 October 2016. The Philippine weather bureau has reported that the typhoon has a maximum sustained winds of up to 185kph near the center and gustiness of up to 230kph.

As of 23 October 2016, Caritas Philippines has reported that over 200,000 persons have been displaced in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Northern and Southern Luzon. At least 14,808 houses were totally damaged and 46,623 houses were partially damaged. At least 9 barangays in Sto. Nino, Cagayan remain isolated due to flooding of the Chicko river. In the CAR and region, I in Northern Luzon have reported millions in damages to high-value crops and fisheries. Cagayan still remains without power supply. GMA News has reported that 5 provinces in Luzon have declared a state of calamity after the destruction brought by Typhoon Haima.

NASSA/Caritas Philippines is currently deploying rapid assessment teams to Cagayan, Isabela, Kalinga and Benguet. From its emergency fund Alay Kapwa, NASSA/Caritas Philippines already has allocated 2 million pesos to initially support the most affected dioceses. Of the amount, PhP 400,000.00 is allocated to provide initial food relief to Tabuk City in Kalinga Apayao. Caritas Manila and Quiapo Church will also be providing relief packs in other areas in Kalinga Apayao.



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