Tropical Storm Nalgae - Oct 2022

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Severe tropical storm Nalgae (locally named Paeng) has brought heavy rains and strong winds to the Philippines and affected several hundreds of thousands of people, most severe in Regions 5, 6, 8, 12 and BARMM, over 557,000 are affected only in BARMM. At least 170,000 people are taking temporary shelter in and outside evacuation centres. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has reported that the storm left at least 45 people dead, injured 33 with 14 missing, due to flash floods and landslides. All numbers are expected to increase. (OCHA, 29 Oct 2022)

More than 2,000,000 people were affected by severe tropical storm Nalgae (locally named Paeng) that made initial landfall in Catanduanes, Bicol region, on 29 October. All seventeen regions were affected by strong winds and heavy rains which has resulted in landslides and over 554 flooding incidents in various areas across the country, although half of which have subsided by now. According to government reports, at least 863,000 people are seeking temporary shelter inside 2,801 evacuation centres or with their friends and family. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has reported that least 101 people died (73 confirmed, 28 for validation), 70 were injured and 66 are still missing. (OCHA, 31 Oct 2022)

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), in the Philippines, the number of casualties has increased, after heavy rainfall and strong winds associated with the passage of NALGAE as a Tropical Cyclone. The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reports 121 casualties (of which 61 in BARMM, 29 in Western Visayas, and 12 in CALABARZON), while 36 individuals are missing. More than 100 persons sustained injuries, nearly 869,300 persons have been displaced, and 3.1 Million people were affected. Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall have damaged about 11,300 houses, 141 infrastructure buildings, and 57,000 hectares of cropland. (ECHO, 2 Nov 2022)

The number of casualties continues to increase in the Philippines. The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reports 122 fatalities, with 36 people missing. The number of displaced people slightly decreased to 850,000 people, while 3.3 million individuals remain affected. NALGAE made landfall on the evening of 2 November in a coastal area between Hong Kong and Macao as a Tropical Depression, and it continued moving north-westwards over Guangdong Province (southern China). In Hong Kong and Macao, many public services and activities, including education centers have been suspended. (ECHO, 3 Nov 2022)

Following Tropical Storm Nalgae (locally named "Paeng"), the number of fatalities increased to 154 people (most of them in Mindanao, while 35 people are still missing and 128 have been injured, according to the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). In addition, more than one million people have been displaced and more than four million people have been affected. (ECHO, 4 Nov 2022)

As of 5 November, according to reports from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 1,209,456 families or 4,230,460 persons were affected in 9,274 barangays in all 17 Regions of the country (Regions NCR, CAR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, Caraga, and BARMM). Of the total affected, the highest number of people affected were in Region VI (Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental provinces) totaling to 1,384,686 people or 366,085 families. The second highest was CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces) affecting total of 713,982 people or 177,899 families. The third highest was BARMM (Maguindanao, Lanao Del Sur, Cotabato City, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi provinces) affecting total of 418,753 people or 211,343 families. STS Paeng left a high toll of victims after its passage, mostly because of flooding, landslides, falling of trees and drowning. Total of 155 persons have been reported dead, 129 were injured and 34 reported missing. The highest number of people (65 individuals) reported dead were from the BARMM region. At least 766,879 people (206,934 families) took temporary shelter in 8,907 evacuation centers. Most of the people are returning back to their houses, at present 111,910 people (27,965 families) are still taking temporary shelter in 1,038 evacuation centers. (IFRC, 15 Nov 2022)

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