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Euro-Center in Bangkok reports about the situation in the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan

November 14, 2013 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

The Philippines has suffered one of the strongest typhoons in history. At least 9 million people in 41 provinces have been affected by the disaster. We have received a report from our service office in Bangkok, which in turn has compiled reports from the local authorities in the Philippines.

At least five provinces have been declared a state of calamity. Several areas are isolated because of destroyed roads and can only be reached by boat and helicopter. There are also major problems with electricity supply and communication facilities.

So far, the service office in Bangkok has not received any information about clients/policy holders suffered from this disaster.

For your information, please see below affected areas and updates:250x250TICBanner

Palawan – Busuanga Airport is closed

Antique – State of calamity is declared

Iloilo – The entire province is under state of calamity, communication lines are cut off

Estancia, Iloilo – 100% destroyed

Sara, Iloilo – Remains isolated

Negros Occidental – State of calamity declared, transmission lines restored

Bantayan, Cebu – Completely Isolated

Bohol – Electricity intermittent

Leyte – Most victim reported, at least 10,000 people estimated dead according to provincial government.  Communication lines are cut off but some networks have been restored in several areas. Still no power as of Sunday night.

Ormoc – Communication services are intermittent.  As of Sunday night, roads still impassable. Relief goods can only be brought via choppers or boats.

Tacloban– Land route from Manila passable. Airport is closed to commercial flights. Hospitals running at over capacity, in need of medicines.

Eastern Samar– At least 200 people feared dead. Communication lines are still cut off.

Giporlos and Guiuan – at least 95% of the town is severely damaged.

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