Carigara Situation Update


Carigara Situation Update
Carigara Situation
18 NOVEMBER 2013
Geographic Overview
• Location: Shore of Carigara Bay, Northern Leyte Island, Eastern Visayas Region, approximately 54km from Tacloban City
• Surrounding Area: Wide rice fields fanning out towards mountains in the distance
• Political boundaries: Carigara is a second-class municipality subdivided into 49 barangays • Population: 47,444 (2010 Census)
• Population Density: 400 people per square kilometer
• Number of Households: Approximately 10,094
• Primary Industries: Agriculture, fishing, and commercial or service centers
Damage Assessment
• Reported Casualties: Carigara Mayor confirmed on 10 NOV 9 dead and 97 injured
• Damaged Households: ~15% partially damaged, ~85% totally damaged
• Damage cost estimates: Government properties/infrastructures ~P800 million, households ~300 million, agriculture ~P100 million
• Metro Carigara Water District services were restored at around 1:00 PM 8 NOV 2013
• Reporting from 16 NOV indicates that damage assessments are requested and payment for assessments is being offered. POC is Carmel Pami Ulanday, 0917.311.0604
Road sections are now cleared from debris and open for public vehicles. Public Works and the Highways Secretary said other government agencies will be able to provide the necessary assistance now that clearing operations are complete, particularly to the areas that were temporarily isolated. A few days following the flood, there had been reports of the NPA blocking aid vehicles from progressing towards the affected areas near Carigara. However, the claims were later determined to be unfounded. Current Relief Support
Carigara Evacuation Centers – Two shelters
Small grassroots aid organizations have recently been reported in the Carigara Area to distribute supplies including:
• Iglesia Ni Cristo – Arrived 17 NOV 2013, religious organization from Cebu City
• Bulig Para Cigara – Residents in Cebu City collecting donations made a delivery on 16 NOV with PA escort. Currently preparing for a second shipment
Population Served by Carigara Evacuation Centers (as of 18 Nov)
Two Evac Centers
Inside Evac Centers
Outside Evac Centers
Total Served
Carigara District Hospital
Status as of 16 Nov is L1, 25 beds
Phone: +63 53 331 2435
GEOS: 11.298386,124.678688
Points of Contact
Carigara Municipal Hall, Carigara, Northern Leyte Mayor - Eduardo “Boy” Ong (NPC)
Peso Manager - Myla Aguilar
Phone: (053)331-2004/331-25887/9284878095 For information on the status of Carigara contact:
FR. Raul “Jigs” Gaviola
200 Wyckoff Ave, Ramsey NJ 07446 USA
Cell PH#: 1-609-334-8545
Email: [email protected]
APAN: Philippine Hospitals-4a-4b-5-6-7-8-10-13, IMC-Situational Req 4-Philippines, NDDRRMC Update No 27 18 November 6pm

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