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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #90 on: November 14, 2013, 11:22:16 PM »
Still no power here in Bohol.. 5 days now.. Bought an inverter and connect it to car battery to post this.. Last I heard the power may come back in Jan/Feb..
Oh well..What can you do?
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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2013, 03:09:55 AM »
I guess a gas operated generator is a must have for the Philippines..thoughts

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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #92 on: November 15, 2013, 05:17:09 AM »
I guess a gas operated generator is a must have for the Philippines..thoughts

If you are living or plan to live in an area subject to frequent brownouts or typhoons, unless you want to live without power for days/weeks/months at a time, a gen set should be on top of your list of "must-haves".  IMHO, of course.  YMMV
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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2013, 11:23:18 AM »
Our internet only came back yesterday so I am busy now answering all the emails from concerned relatives. The Typhoon passed to the north of us and we only had some short bursts of wind and rain. We had some rain blow in under some doors because the builders here don't seem to fit good storm sills. We only lost one Papaya and a temporary lamp post.

We chose to live here for the usual reason that Bings family are here but it has proved to be a good choice from the point of view of typhoons and earthquakes.

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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #94 on: November 15, 2013, 03:08:58 PM »
Colin,

It is good to know you and your wife are safe. Glad to hear from you.  :)

It is also sad because there were also casualties in Palawan particularly in Coron, Culion and Busuanga.

           http://www.zamboanga.com/z/index.php?title=Palawan_News

These incidents in the Philippines is so depressing.  So many casualties, so much destruction! The gods must be angry.  :o
But it is heartwarming to know that so many people and so many countries are coming/have come to the aid of the Philippines.

Be safe everyone.
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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #95 on: November 15, 2013, 09:12:30 PM »
My wife is still waiting to hear about Relatives in Samar and tacloban which are in Bad Shape again We hope all the Familys, Realative, and Friends of forum Members and everyone else in the Philippines and Abroad are all ok...

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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #96 on: November 15, 2013, 11:31:08 PM »
243,000 houses destroyed
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/11/15/1257026/un-yolanda-death-toll-over-4000
A unit of the United Nations doing relief and rehabilitation work in typhoon-hit provinces in Eastern Visayas has placed the death toll from the calamity to over 4,460.

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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #97 on: November 17, 2013, 01:06:07 AM »
NDRRMC Situation Report on the effects of the typhoon Yolanda

Latest update: November 16, 2013 12:58 pm.   

From: National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
http://www.gov.ph/2013/11/16/ndrrmc-situation-report-on-the-effects-of-the-typhoon-yolanda-november-16-2013-800-a-m/

CASUALTIES

•3,633 dead
•12,487 injured
•1,179 missing

NUMBER OF AFFECTED AREAS

9,303 barangays in 44 provinces, 536 municipalities and 55 cities of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and CARAGA.

EVACUATION CENTERS

A total of 86,909 families (422,290 persons) are being served inside 1,142 evacuation centers.

DAMAGED HOUSES

The number of damaged houses increased to 287,199 houses (160,831 totally / 126,368 partially) in the affected provinces.

ROADS

As of 6:00 PM, 13 November 2013 all bridges and roads that were previously affected are now passable.

AIRPORTS

Operations in Tacloban airport are still limited.
As of Nov 13, all airports under CAAP control are now operational.

COST OF DAMAGE

A total of P9,460,240,222.13 worth of damage (P371,058,761.13 to infrastructure and P9,089,181,461.00 to agriculture) were reported in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII and CARAGA.

A total of 155,366 hectares of agricultural land planted with rice (86,192 has), corn (14,207 has) and high value crops (54,967 has) were affected in Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, and CARAGA and the estimated production loss was P7,742,203,861.00 or 236,938 metric tons. Rice was the hardest hit with Region VIII ranking no. 1 (74,213 has) followed by Region VII (7,865 has)

Agricultural production losses amounted to P2,412,653,276.00 for rice; P226,986,542.00 for corn, P1,967,979,332.00 for high value crops; P2,079,107,275.00 for livestock and P1,055,477,436.00 for fisheries.

Damage to livestock, fisheries and irrigation facilities and infrastructure amounted to P1,346,977,600.00

POWER INTERRUPTIONS

Power outage is being experienced on various areas in the following provinces:

•Palawan (4 towns unrestored)
•Mindoro (1 town unrestored)
•Masbate (4 towns unrestored)
•Aklan (18 towns unrestored)
•Antique (7 towns unrestored)
•Capiz (21 towns unrestored)
•Iloilo (15 towns unrestored)
•Negros Occidental (6 towns unrestored)
•Cebu (11 towns unrestored)
•Bohol (37 towns unrestored)
•Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar

Based on NGCP’s latest inspection, 566 transmission towers and poles are either leaning or toppled and 7 substations are affected which remained unenergized

COMMUNICATIONS

“Libreng Tawag” of Globe Telecom was set up at a Hotel Alejandro, Tacloban City.

As of 14 November 2013, Globe Sun Cellular, Smart and Talk N’ Text Services have been restored in the following provinces:

Province
Smart and Sun % with service
Globe % with service
 
Aklan
83%
11%
 
Antique
94%
56%
 
Biliran
38%
0%
 
Bohol
100%
92%
 
Capiz
65%
18%
 
Cebu
100%
85%
 
Eastern Samar
14%
0%
 
Guimaras
100%
80%
 
Iloilo
91%
64%
 
Leyte
53%
9%
 
Negros Occidental
94%
97%
 
Negros Oriental
100%
96%
 
Northern Samar
95%
25%
 
Samar (Western Samar)
81%
29%
 
Southern Leyte
100%
65%
 
Total
84%
56%
 

WATER SUPPLY

Some LGUs in Capiz and Iloilo, and the Municipality of Barbaza, Antique do not have water supplies.

STATE OF CALAMITY

Presidential Proclamation No.682 dated 11 November 2013, Declaring A State of National Calamity in Samar provinces, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, and Palawan.

COST OF ASSISTANCE

A total of P85,271,677.02 worth of relief assistance was provided to affected families in Regions IV-A IV-B, V, VI, VII, VII, X, XI and CARAGA

•DSWD (P36,095,827.10)
•DOH (P8,330,062.30)
•LGUs (P36,511,114.33)
•NGOs (P4,334,673.29)

PREPOSITIONED AND DEPLOYED ASSETS

A total of 18,221 personnel, 844 vehicles, 44 seacraft, 31 aircraft and other assets / equipment from national and local agencies, responders and volunteer organizations were prepositioned and deployed to strategic areas to facilitate response operations.

ndrrmc.gov.ph

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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #98 on: November 18, 2013, 06:21:53 PM »
Gov’t launches transparency website for foreign aid to Yolanda survivors

By Kristine Angeli Sabillo  INQUIRER.net  3:25 pm | Monday, November 18th, 2013 (snip)


MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) launched the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH) website on Monday.

 http://www.gov.ph/faith/full-report/

This website allows the public to monitor the amount of foreign assistance pouring into the country following the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda.

BDM Secretary Florencio Abad presented the new FAiTH website in a televised press conference.

“We believe that world countries, humanitarian organizations and civil society groups want the very same things that this Administration is working for: transparency and accountability in the use of funds, especially those that are meant to bring relief and urgent assistance to the victims of calamities,” Abad said.

In a separate statement, President Benigno Aquino III said, “Ultimately, FAiTH is more than a hub of information: it is an expression of appreciation for the kindness of all those who stand in solidarity with our countrymen.”

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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #99 on: November 19, 2013, 10:02:19 PM »
Unlikely we'll ever know how many died http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/18/21523361-unlikely-well-ever-know-a-grim-chaotic-count-after-philippines-typhoon?lite
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Counting the dead in the Philippines is grim, slow, and frustratingly inexact work.

Since the monster Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the scattered Pacific islands a week and a half ago, the toll has fluctuated wildly — a few hundred at first, then a nightmarish estimate of 10,000, then a smaller figure given by the president that quickly proved too optimistic.

On Monday, the Philippine government put the count at just under 3,976, but no one seemed to believe it would stay there. The United Nations warned that crews have still not reached some remote islands.

“It is unlikely we’ll ever know the exact total,” even after a final and official figure is reached, Steven Rood, the Philippines country representative for the nonprofit Asia Foundation, said by email from Manila.
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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #100 on: November 20, 2013, 12:43:14 AM »
I looked up a few whose full names I knew, but so far none have turned up using the following people finder

http://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda/

I have thought of many scenarios where they could be alive, just out of contact.  I strive to remain optimistic about our missing friends

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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #101 on: November 20, 2013, 04:59:54 PM »
A Village and Hill in Leyte ..



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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #102 on: November 20, 2013, 10:43:04 PM »
A Village and Hill in Leyte ..



... is missing a link or attachment.  There's nothing in this post Stephen.   :o :-\
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« Reply #103 on: November 20, 2013, 11:27:11 PM »

... is missing a link or attachment.  There's nothing in this post Stephen.   :o :-\

No, that's it GW. There's no article with it .. simply a 'good' feature photo from the Phils Inquirer.

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Stephen

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Re: Super Typhoon Coming Friday
« Reply #104 on: November 21, 2013, 12:11:20 AM »
That's just it, I see no feature photo.    :o :-\ :( 
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