Highlights: On Nov 7h, the Digital Humanitarian Network received an activation request from the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) to support needs for Typhoon Yolanda. Super Typhoon Yolanda made landfall early on Nov 8 in Guiuan municipality, Eastern Samar province, Eastern Visayas region. The storm hit with 150mph winds and gusts up to 170mph. Roads have been impacted in Region V and Region VIII. There is no cell phone signal in Regions VII and VIII as well as 4 municipalities in Northern Cebu. Storm surges and flash floods have been reported in Eastern Samar and Leyte, causing significant damage to buildings and houses, according to UN OCHA. A landslide in Cebu has also been reported by the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Strong winds and heavy rainfall have disrupted telecommunications, limiting information coming out of affected areas. UN OCHA requested information on population displacement , affected community needs and international and national humanitarian support. The deployment response is structured in three phases. Here is an overview from each solution team member.
Overview SBTF CrisisMap Provided by Esri
Translators without Borders: Responded to the activation request with translation support in Tagalog. They are supporting translation of messages and keywords for monitoring.