THE STRONGEST thus far in the world’s recent history, super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ exacted horrendously tragic numbers of death and destruction across 36 provinces (39 cities, 343 towns, 1,741 barangays) – or more than a third of the 80 provinces of Philippines.

The latest situational report that the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) released today, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, is a clarion call for all Filipinos to help out, any way we can.

As of 6 am, Nov, 10, the NDRRMC reported:

• Casualty toll: 151 persons reported dead, and 5 persons reported missing. The numbers of the dead and the missing are seen to rise further still, pending receipt of more field reports.

• Affected communities: 982,252 families or 4,459,468 persons. They include 101,762 families that had been displaced and are now being assisted inside and outside 1,426 evacuation centers.

• Affected areas: 1,741 barangays in 343 municipalities and 38 cities in 36 provinces of Regions IV-A, IV-B , V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and CARAGA.

• Damaged houses: 2,380, including 2,071 homes totally destroyed, and 1,409 partially damaged.

• Affected infrastructure: 18 roads and one bridge in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, and VII.

• Stranded: 501 passengers, 3 vessels, 67 rolling cargoes, and 1 motorized banca in Regions IV-B (Puerto Princesa), V (Albay and Sorsogon), and VIII (Maasin City and Catbalogan City).

• Suspended operations: airports of Busuanga, Roxas, Kalibo, and Aklan.

• Power situation: Since Nov. 7, 2013, a number of towns and entire provinces have experienced extended blackouts. Power has been restored in Sibulan and Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor, Siquijor; Pakil, Pete, and Pagsanjan in Laguna; Angono in Rizal; and the provinces of Quezon and Camiguin.

Network outage continues in Aklan, Antique, Capiz in Region VI; towns of northern Cebu and Bogo City in Region VII; Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Sanmar, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar in Region VIII; and Surigao del Norte in Region XIII.

• Estimated cost of assistance: A total of P10,636,254 worth of relief assistance has been provided to families in Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, X and XI.

The amount came from the Department of Social Welfare and development augmentation support, P9,648,554, and Local Government Units, P987,700.

• Cost of damage: P7,215,831.75 worth of damage to infrastructure and agriculture.

Here are useful contact/hotline numbers:

National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)
(02) 911-1406, (02) 912-2665, (02) 912-5668, (02) 911-1873,
(02) 912-3046, Trunkline: 911-5061 to 64

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Trunkline: (632)931-81-01 to 07, local 426 or 425
(Disaster Response Unit); (02) 951-7119; Pasay Office
Hotline: 851-2681, 511-1259

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
(02) 304-3713, (02) 304-3904

Philippine National Red Cross
Hotline -143, (02) 527-0000, (02) 527-8385 to 95

Philippine National Police (PNP)
Hotline Patrol – 117 or send TXT PNP to 2920

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
Dial 136, 882-0925 (flood control)
Trunkline: (02) 882-4150-77 loc. 337 (rescue),
255 (Metrobase) Metrobase: 882-0860

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