Summary of Post-Disaster Assessment Activities of Project NOAH (Yolanda PH)

Posted on November 28, 2013

Updated on December 18, 2013

This presentation shows a summary of the impacts of Typhoon Yolanda in Visayas, Southern Luzon, and CARAGA regions based on the data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction Council (NDRRMC).

According to their situational report on December 13, 2012, 6 AM, 6,009 individuals were reported dead, 1,779 are still missing, and 27,022 were injured.

Leyte Province incurred the most number of deaths among the provinces affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Most of them were recorded from Tacloban City (2,394), Palo (1,090), and Tanauan (1,252).

The areas of Tacloban City, Palo, Tanauan, and Tolosa from Leyte and Basey, Samar were chosen for the post-disaster assessment of their espective dense/informal settlements. The above-mentioned municipalities/city were selected due to numerous reports of storm surge and availability of post-disaster satellite images from Google Earth. An estimation of the population exposed to storm surges was provided for each area, as well as computation of percentages of deaths relative to the exposed population and to the last census count of the National Statistics Office (NSO). Findings showed that based on the NDRRMC report, the number of death is less than three percent of the entire population of each respective areas.

The summary also includes a gallery of Geographic Information System (GIS)-generated maps of the cost of damages to roads and bridges.

All images are copyright products of DOST Project NOAH. You may use the product only for relief and rehabilitation activities related to the impacts of Typhoon Yolanda (International codename: (HAIYAN). All products should not be used for consultancy work or for any commercial purpose.

Citation format:

DOST Project NOAH 2013 – GIS related vectors and images for rebuilding and rehabilitation of Typhoon Yolanda impact areas. Department of Science and Technology, Project NOAH.

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