Last November 30, Typhoon Kammuri (locally named Tisoy) entered the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR). Signal number 3 has been issued for affected areas in Bicol, including Catanduanes and the eastern portion of Camarines Sur. As of December 4, 123,912 families have been affected by the typhoon. Government authorities identified more than 10,000 barangays in regions that will likely be affected to flooding and landslides. At least 162,122 Bicolanos have been displaced according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Bicol.
The Joint Analysis of Disaster Response (JADE) predicts that more than 9 million people will be affected and will experience moderate or higher wind damage. Tisoy has made landfall 4 times in Gubat Sorsogon, San Pascual, Burias Island Masbte, Torrijos, Marinduque, and Naujuan, Oriental Mindoro. Tisoy is the Philippines’ 20th tropical cyclone for 2019.
SAFER, together with its member networks (NASSA/Caritas Philippines, CODE-NGO, and HRC) who are currently doing monitoring and assessment in heavily affected areas such as in Bicol, is activating “SAFER PH: TISOY” to raise funds for families and communities affected by the calamity. Currently, 54 provinces are already affected. Anticipating the response efforts to be done on ground, SAFER Foundation is seeking your support. Let’s help build a SAFER Philippines.