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Tropical Cyclone NORU (KARDING), Philippines

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Tropical Cyclone NORU (KARDING), Philippines

September 2022

 

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Republic of the Philippines; Department of Agriculture (DA). The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

 

References:https://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/flash-update-1-severe-tropical-storm-noru-karding-lao-pdr-philippines-thailand-viet-nam-24-september-2022

               https://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/ndrrmc-situational-report-tc-karding-2022-sitrep-no-4-september-27-2022-0800-am

               https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1184676

               https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1670730/typhoon-karding-damage-to-agriculture-pegged-at-p141-38-million

               https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1670973/agri-damage-caused-by-karding-now-over-p160m

               https://ahacentre.org/flash-update/flash-update-no-02-tropical-cyclone-noru-philippines-viet-nam-lao-pdr-26-september-2022/

               https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2022/red-cross-ready-to-help-as-typhoon-noru-hits-philippines.html

               https://www.unicef.org/eap/press-releases/unicef-concerned-children-philippines-super-typhoon-norukarding-strikes

 

      Regarding the situation report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), from 22-26 September 2022, Tropical Strom NORU (local name: Karding) formed over the western Philippines Sea and intensified into a Super Typhoon (STY) Category after a period of explosive intensification moving westward. The center of the eye of STY NORU was estimated at 230 km East of Infanta, Quezon with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 230 km/h, and a central pressure of 925 Hecto Pascal (hPa).

 

      On 23 September 2022, the Philippines NDRRMC Alert Status was raised to Red Alert, the highest level of alert to address an ongoing or in anticipation of an imminent emergency situation. National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) in the Philippines also continue to release tropical cyclone warnings/advisories for NORU.

 

      Based on the assessment conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Offices (RFO), damage and losses in CAR, Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, V, and VI amounts to PHP 3.12 billion affecting 108,594 farmers and fisher folk. A total 170,762 hectares of agricultural land were reported to be affected, with a total volume loss of 158,117 metric tons (MT).

 

     In the figure shown below are data retrieved from the respective RFO on the number of fishers and farmers affected, area affected, and production loss based on volume and value.

 

Region

Number of Farmers and Fishers Affected

Area Affected (Ha)

Production Loss

Volume (MT)

Value

(PHP Million)

TOTAL

108594

170762

158117

3115.6

CAR

340

395

99

2.2

I

6672

9246

1362

60.1

II

2580

1985

756

171

III

91986

151593

143741

2731.8

IV-A

3285

4418

8076

240.8

V

2887

2387

3585

53.3

VI

844

738

498

9.7

 

     Affected commodities include rice, corn, cassava, abaca, high value crops, livestock and poultry, and fisheries. Damage has also been incurred in agricultural infrastructures, machineries and equipment.

 

     The figure shown below are the percentage of damage and losses

 

Crop

Volume

(MT)

Value Loss (PHP)

Percentage

Area Affected (Ha)

Rice

134, 205

2,049.4

65.78%

163,162

High value crops

20,456

831.3

26.6%

5,587

Corn

2,635

65.4

2.10%

2,003

Cassava

147

1.5

0.05%

3

Fiber Crop

-

0.1

0.004%

7

Fisheries

674

66.7

3.74%

-

Livestock and Poultry

-

12.9

0.41%

-

Agriculture Infrastructure/Equipment

-

0.39%

-

Fisheries (Facilities and Equipment)

49.9

Infrastructure (Irrigation System and Farm Structures)

26.3

Machineries and Equipment

12.2

 

     Regarding the countermeasures or policies to encounter this situation, the following government interventions are available for farmers and fishers affected by STY NORU:

     A. PHP 266.5 million worth of production inputs (rice seeds, corn seeds, assorted vegetable seeds, animal heads, drugs and biologics for livestock and poultry, fingerlings and seaweed farm implements) ready for distribution;

     B. An initial amount of PHP 100 million from the Survival and Recovery (SURE) Loan Program of the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) with maximum loanable amount of up to PhP25,000 per borrower payable in three years at zero interest;

     C. PHP 500 million under the Quick Response Fund (QRF) for the rehabilitation of affected areas.

     

     In terms of international support, there are some reports of international organizations accommodating in providing help for the affected people which are the Philippine Red Cross teams and staff from the International Committee of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which are already on the ground, mobilized to assist and evacuate people to safety. Emergency relief, hot meals, medical supplies, water tankers for drinking water, and payloaders to quickly clear off debris, mud, and fallen trees in order to make roads accessible to reach communities have been prepared in place. Furthermore, UNICEF, along with its partners, is reported to be closely monitoring the situation and expresses its deep concern for children and families at risk. UNICEF has prepositioned emergency supplies such as tents, water purification tablets, water containers, and hygiene kits for immediate distribution to affected families.

 

     NORU is reported to have left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 8 pm on Monday, September 26, after triggering massive floods and leaving a trail of destruction in Central Luzon. According to ASEAN Disaster Monitoring and Response System (DMRS), it is forecast to make landfall on the Viet Nam coast and move to Lao PDR border on Wednesday, 28 September 2022.

 

 

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