#GlendaPH: What’s happened and how to help

#GlendaPH: What’s happened and how to help
As Typhoon Glenda exits the Philippines, here's a recap of what's happened, and what you can do to help

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) made landfall on Tuesday, July 15, on Rapu-Rapu Island, Albay at around 5 pm then later made its way to Tabaco City at around 6:30 pm. (LIVE BLOG: #GlendaPH brings strong winds)

As Typhoon Glenda made its way through the Philippines, residents from various regions evacuated while local government units, such as those in Albay, called for a state of calamity in their respective area

Those living in Yolanda-hit areas were also badly affected by Typhoon Glenda, with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) saying on Wednesday, July 16, that more than 7,300 survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas fled to evacuation centers due to Typhoon Glenda.

Typhoon Glenda is now on its way out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, and some parts of the country are preparing to get back on track following the typhoon.

Hours after Typhoon Glenda hit Albay Tuesday night, the province announced it was beginning recovery efforts

FIXING THE POWER. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler.

The government, for its part, is prioritizing ensuring the health of refugees and helping power and telecommunications companies restore power and communications to affected locales. 

Some 86% of Meralco customers are without power as a result of the typhoon. Meanwhile, Globe and Smart have set up free calling (libreng tawag) centers for people in hard-hit areas.

Manila streets remained passable for the most part, though the typhoon caused some 1,600 residents of Manila to evacuate or seek better shelter. (READ: #GlendaPH: Manila streets passable, 1,600 evacuated)

The typhoon also caused damage to two planes in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). 

Meanwhile, readers can help with relief and rescue efforts. You can help annotate points of interest, such as locations where people need help, as well as critical alerts using our map. (READ: #GlendaPH: Map latest info and critical alerts)

You can also check what flights have been grounded or cancelled as a result of Typhoon Glenda, as well as review and call emergency hotlines

You can also list down relief operations you know as part of #ReliefPH on our crowdsourced form. – Rappler.com

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