Advisory: Typhoon Vongfong (Ambo) in the Philippines

  |   Posted: May 20, 2020   |   Updated: May 20, 2020

Final Report: May 19, 2020

Several structures were destroyed in the provinces of Northern and Eastern Samar. Major roads are impassable due to flooding, landslides, uprooted trees, and fallen electrical posts. Communications are limited due to damaged transmission lines and power outages.

So far, two Child Development Centers and nine beneficiaries have been identified as affected. The initial assessment indicates 7 clusters have been affected. The assessment is ongoing but being hampered by impassable roads and outage of communications. Families that were evacuated prior to the typhoon are all safe, per the report from the Project Facilitator in Biliran.

Please pray for the affected beneficiaries, families, and church partners as they recover from the typhoon damages.

Disaster Alert: May 15, 2020

Typhoon Vongfong (Ambo) made landfall in Northern Samar and Sorsogon and is moving north through the Visayas Islands, Manila, Luzon and Quezon. The typhoon was downgraded to a tropical storm. Evacuation centers were already being used for COVID-19 quarantine so thousands of families have been evacuated to other temporary shelters like schools. Concerns for the increased spread of the virus are making the response to the typhoon and tropical storm more difficult.

At this time, beneficiary impact details are not yet available. The partnership team from the Compassion Philippines National Office is coordinating with the church partners to assess impact on beneficiaries and their families.

Please pray for the safety of beneficiaries, families, church partners and staff in the Philippines.