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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak), which made landfall on Saturday, December 16, slammed several provinces in the Visayas and Luzon.
Initial reports from the ground indicate damaged infrastructure, agriculture, and disrupted livelihood. Many citizens have fled to evacuation centers. (LOOK: Urduja pummels Tacloban City)
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), at least 3 people have died due to the tropical storm, while 6 remain missing. More than 8,800 families have been evacuated to 141 evacuation centers by local government units.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) earlier activated the government’s national disaster response operation to assist areas affected by the tropical storm.
Here’s a list of relief operations for victims of Urduja:
According to Bike Scout Philippines, food is running low for stranded passengers at Matnog Port in Sorsogon. Those who can bring food, water, and other basic supplies can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0908 472 1554. Interested groups and individuals may also reach Bike Scouts through their Facebook group page.
Ormoc City, Leyte
Youth volunteers are packing and helping in distribution of relief packs to evacuees in Ormoc. Those who are willing to help may visit the relief operation based in CSWDO on the first floor of the New Ormoc City Hall.
KASAMA sa UP
KASAMA sa UP, in partnership with the Office of the Student Regent of the University of the Philippines, is calling for donations for those affected by Urduja. Interested donors may drop donations at the Office of the Student Regent, Vinzons Hall Basement. For more details, you may contact 0917 337 2815.
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