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Typhoon Ompong (Int'l: Mangkhut)
« on: September 13, 2018, 10:03:28 AM »
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Re: Typhoon Ompong (Int'l: Mangkhut)
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 06:13:33 PM »

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Re: Typhoon Ompong (Int'l: Mangkhut)
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 06:30:16 PM »
DSWD raises red alert status for ‘Ompong’; sets up emergency telecoms in Batanes, Baguio City
Sep 13, 2018

https://www.dswd.gov.ph/dswd-raises-red-alert-status-for-ompong-sets-up-emergency-telecoms-in-batanes-baguio-city/

Following the arrival of Typhoon ‘Ompong’ in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now on red alert status to strengthen its monitoring and preparedness for response measures in areas along the typhoon’s track.

In the latest 11AM bulletin of PAGASA, public storm warning signal number 1 is now hoisted in Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan group of Islands, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Isabela, Benguet, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, Quezon Province, Polillo Island, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias Island, Ticao Island, and Northern Samar.

Earlier today, personnel from the DSWD Rapid Emergency Telecommunications Team (RETT), in coordination with DSWD-FO II and DSWD FO-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), set up a Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) in Batanes and Baguio City to ensure efficient and reliable lines of communication during and after the onslaught of the typhoon.

In Region I, the DSWD National Response and Logistics Management Service (NRLMS) delivered 1,100 family kits, 2,600 sleeping bags, and 2,166 hygiene kits at the DSWD FO-I warehouse.

A total of 1,000 family food packs (FFPs) each were also prepositioned in Concepcion, Tarlac and in Mountain Province by DSWD FOs III and CAR to facilitate faster distribution of relief goods to residents who will be affected by Ompong.

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) also assisted in carrying and delivery of prepositioned sacks of National Food Authority (NFA) rice in Basco, Batanes.

Currently the DSWD maintains a total of 356,349 FFPs, food and non-food Items (FNIs) amounting to P710,825,555.00, and standby funds totalling to P872,003,147.00.

Meanwhile, DSWD Secretary Virginia N. Orogo already advised all field offices (FOs) in the affected regions to continue to prepare and provide monitoring updates for needed augmentation to local government units.

“The DSWD will continue to provide necessary assistance to LGUs  which will be affected by Typhoon Ompong.

In the meantime, we are urging citizens to remain alert and vigilant so that we can prevent any casualties,” Sec. Orogo  added.
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Re: Typhoon Ompong (Int'l: Mangkhut)
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 07:04:09 PM »
Zambo activates operation center due to ‘Mangkhut’
By Teofilo Garcia, Jr
September 13, 2018, 4:28 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1047728

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Barangay Risk Reduction and Management Councils (BDRRMCs) have been alerted to respond to any eventualities as typhoon Mangkhut (local name Ompong) is projected to enhance monsoon rains.

Dr. Elmeir Jade Apolinario, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) chief, said BDRRMCs - particularly those located in areas prone to floods, storm surges and landslides - have been directed to prepare for a pre-emptive evacuation protocol.

Apolinario also urged residents to constantly monitor the situation and to heed the advises of BDRRMCs, adding the city government has activated the emergency operation center located at the CDRRMO along Pettit Barracks area.

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Re: Typhoon Ompong (Int'l: Mangkhut)
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 08:16:42 PM »
Typhoon"Ompong"
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING
Issued at 08:00 am, 14 September 2018
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 8:00 am today)
TYPHOON "OMPONG" INCREASES ITS THREAT OVER NORTHERN LUZON AS IT MOVES CLOSER.

Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under TCWS #1.

Stormy weather is expected over areas under TCWS#2 and TCWS#3.

TY "OMPONG" is expected to make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela area tomorrow early morning (Saturday,15 September).

The Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by the typhoon will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Visayas while scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains over Palawan, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga. Residents in these areas, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying areas and in mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and to continue monitoring for updates.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with TCWS and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao.


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Re: Typhoon Ompong (Int'l: Mangkhut)
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 08:23:20 PM »
Military ready for 'Ompong'
By Priam Nepomuceno September 14, 2018, 9:58 am

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1047958

MANILA -- Disaster response teams of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are on standby to provide humanitarian assistance in areas affected by Typhoon "Ompong" (international name "Mangkhut").

"(For) 'Ompong', the AFP is prepared through NOLCOM (Northern Luzon Command, which is based in Tarlac City and has units) in the affected areas in the North will be the first responders but they are also prepared to bear the direct effect of 'Ompong' on them and their facilities," AFP public affairs office chief Col. Noel Detoyato said in a text message Thursday.

He said both air and naval assets are ready for the typhoon which is considered the most powerful typhoon to hit the country this year.

"AFP units just outside the affected area to include NCR (National Capital Region) are ready to follow on force. All of the AFP preparations are in coordination with NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council)," Detoyato said.

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Re: Typhoon Ompong (Int'l: Mangkhut)
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 07:37:02 AM »

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Re: Typhoon Ompong (Int'l: Mangkhut)
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2018, 11:36:07 AM »
Typhoon slams Philippines as Mangkhut claims first victims
By Jinky Jorgio and Hilary Clarke
Updated 1:56 PM EDT, Sat September 15, 2018

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/15/asia/typhoon-mangkhut-hurricane-philippines-death---intl/index.html

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2 cargo planes, 10 choppers to assist in relief missions: Lorenzana
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2018, 10:43:51 PM »
2 cargo planes, 10 choppers to assist in relief missions: Lorenzana
By PTV News - CD - September 15, 2018

https://www.ptvnews.ph/2-cargo-planes-10-choppers-to-assist-in-relief-missions-lorenzana/

MANILA — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Saturday two Lockheed C-130 “Hercules” cargo aircraft and 10 helicopters will be deployed for Typhoon Ompong relief and rescue efforts, particularly in Cagayan Valley, once the weather clears.

Lorenzana made the statement during a 9 a.m. press briefing presided by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque that was held at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Building in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

The defense chief said the two C-130s can airlift relief goods while the 10 helicopters can reach Cagayan Valley’s mountainous area to fulfill rescue missions.

He said these air assets are on standby at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City and could fly anytime once the weather improves.

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Re: Typhoon Ompong (Int'l: Mangkhut)
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2018, 04:32:13 PM »
PAF assets help 'Ompong' relief missions
By Priam Nepomuceno  September 19, 2018, 2:37 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1048474

MANILA -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is using all its available assets to help the government in its ongoing relief efforts for Typhoon Ompong victims.

"As of to date, the PAF is continuously conducting reconnaissance missions and working hand in hand with other government agencies in support to the humanitarian assistance and disaster response duty of the 15th Strike Wing and the Philippine Air Force in general to the areas affected by Typhoon Ompong, specifically to the northern part of the country," PAF spokesperson Maj. Aristides Galang said in a statement Wednesday.

This includes the search-and-rescue operations conducted by the PAF 505th Search and Rescue Group, an aerial reconnaissance and rapid disaster assessment and needs analysis (RDANA) done by 15th Strike Wing AgustaWestland AW-109 helicopters in different typhoon-hit areas, such as Vigan in Ilocos Sur and the towns of Badoc, Pagudpud and Laoag City in Ilocos Norte.

"The team also made an aerial reconnaissance and RDANA to some areas of Baguio City particularly at Barangay Ucab, Itogon, which was known to be the most affected area in Benguet due to landslides and the most number of people reported missing," Galang noted.

Upon its arrival, the PAF team immediately addressed all the necessary requirements needed to respond to typhoon-affected areas, he added. (PNA)

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Re: Typhoon Ompong (Int'l: Mangkhut)
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2018, 08:17:15 PM »
From PAF PIO

IN PHOTOS: Relief goods from various donors were airlifted and distributed by the Philippine Air Force to some isolated areas of Benguet province that was affected by the typhoon Ompong.

Photo Credits to Mr Harley Palangchao