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Areas severely affected by 'Yolanda'

An aerial photo of the Yolanda-ravaged Malapascua Island in northern Cebu. AFP Central Command

MANILA, Philippines - Survivors continue to cry for help from localities heavily affected by super typhoon "Yolanda" and yet seemingly given less attention in rescue and relief operations.

Before the mighty cyclone hit land on November 8, the Department of Science and Technology's Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (Project NOAH) released a list of 100 areas predicted to be hit by the highest storm surge and tides.

Project NOAH's list of localities: Typhoon Yolanda highest predicted storm surge and tide (3 meters and above predicted surge, released last November 7, 2013.)
 
Province Location Predicted Storm Tide (in meters)
Eastern Samar Matarinao Bay 5.3
Biliran Poro Island, Biliran Strait 4.7
Leyte Tacloban, San Juanico Strait 4.5
Quezon Port Pusgo 4.4
Palawan Port Barton 3.9
Iloilo Banate 3.9
Leyte Palompon 3.9
Leyte Ormoc 3.8
Northern Samar Helm Harbor, Gamay Bay 3.7
Cebu Tuburan 3.2
Negros Occidental Himugaan River 3.1
Negroc Occidental Cadiz 3.0
Masbate Bogo Bay 3.0

Many of such areas have suffered from loss of lives, properties and livestock, and several remain isolated and cut off from electricity, water and communication signals.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Thursday, the provinces with the highest numbers of confirmed fatalities are the following:

  • Leyte - 1,785 (mostly from Tacloban City, Ormoc City and various municipalities)
  • Eastern Samar - 172 (mostly from Guiuan, Hernani, Lawaan, Balangiga and Giporlos)
  • Samar - 200
  • Cebu - 71 (mostly from Bantayan, Daanbantayan, Bogo City, San Remigio, Sogod, Santa Fe, Madridejos and Camotes Islands)
  • Capiz - 50 (mostly from Panay and Pilar)
  • Iloilo - 41 (mostly from Estancia, San Dionisio and Calinog)
  • Aklan - 11 (mostly from Libacao and Banga)
  • Antique - 10 (mostly from Busaong, San Remigio, Laua-an and Barbaza)
  • Camarines Sur - 10 (mostly from Sabang in San Jose and Presentacion)

Much of the affected population are in Eastern, Central and Western Visayas, as well as the regions of Mimaropa, Bicol, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Calabarzon and Davao as summarized below.

Eastern Visayas - 3,427,148, mostly in:

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  •   Leyte - 1,789,158
  •   Western Samar - 513,364
  •   Eastern Samar - 428,877
  •   Northern Samar - 294,507
  •   Southern Leyte - 239,482
  •   Biliran - 161,760

Central Visayas - 2,229,767, mostly in:

  •   Cebu - 1,347,497
  •   Negros Oriental - 466,103
  •   Bohol - 416,168

Western Visayas - 1,606,567, mostly in:

  •   Iloilo - 674,719
  •   Capiz - 386,748
  •   Negros Occidental - 269,481
  •   Antique - 115,294
  •   Aklan - 159,333  

Bicol - 391,748 affected persons, mostly in:

  •   Camarines Sur - 170,729
  •   Albay - 121,634
  •   Sorsogon - 79,508
  •   Masbate - 17,261

MIMAROPA - 255,065 affected persons, mostly in:

  •   Romblon - 82,055
  •   Oriental Mindoro - 78,017
  •   Palawan - 48,369
  •   Marinduque - 8,499

CARAGA - 45,083

  •   Surigao del Norte - 20,146
  •   Surigao del Sur - 16,257
  •   Dinagatr Islands - 5,059

Calabarzon - 27,076 affected persons, mostly in:

  •   Laguna - 12,058
  •   Quezon - 8,824
  •   Batangas - 5,298

Northern Mindanao - 19,592, mostly in:

  •   Misamis Oriental - 15,787
  •   Camiguin - 2,750

Davao Region - 5,175, mostly in:

  •   Compostela Valley - 2,380
  •   Davao Oriental - 2,780

Download the complete NDRRMC report as of Thursday here to see a more detailed breakdown of affected population per location.

The following aerial shots released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines shows several devastated Visayas areas.

Bantayan Island

Ormoc City

Palompon, Leyte

Plaridel, Leyte

Isabel, Leyte

Baybay, Leyte

 

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