Philippines, Typhoon Ulysses devastates Quezon: the appeal and commitment of the Red Cross for the affected population / VIDEO
Typhoon “Ulysses” (international name “Vamco”) has made its third landfall in the vicinity of General Nakar, Quezon at 1:40 A.M. on November 12, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Another typhoon on the Philippines: Ulysses devastates Quezon
With maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 255 km/h, the tropical cyclone was moving west northwestward at 20 km/h.
Based on the Severe Weather Bulletin No. 18 issued at 2:00 a.m., the typhoon is forecast to cross Central Luzon and emerge over the western seaboard of Zambales this morning.
“After making landfall at peak intensity, the typhoon is forecast to slightly weaken while crossing Central Luzon due to frictional effects in the presence of the Sierra Madre and Zambales Mountain Ranges.
However, it is likely to remain a typhoon throughout its traverse,” read the bulletin.
On the forecast track, PAGASA said the typhoon may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow morning or afternoon.
Typhoon Ulysses devastates Quezon, appeal for Help
Aside from feeding hot meals to those affected, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) – National Headquarters and chapters are continuously monitoring and assessing the situation 24/7.
Hundreds of personnel, staff, volunteers, RC 143 volunteers have been mobilized to help secure the areas and provide assistance.
In times of calamities, the PRC is in need of in-kind and cash donations. Although we appreciate monetary donations in order to immediately address the needs in the evacuation centers and in affected areas.
Help us rebuild these communities and enable them to get back on their feet.
You can make a difference.
PHP 500 can help provide a hygiene kit for a family
PHP 5,000 can provide immediate cash for families to buy their basic urgent needs like medicine, and food
PHP 15,000 can go towards helping a family restore their livelihood
PHP 50,000 can go towards rebuilding a family home
Still reeling from the effects of #RollyPH, Catanduanes is now experiencing intense winds and rains caused by #UlyssesPH. #RedCross continues to monitor the situation and is on standby for any immediate response.#AlwaysFirstAlwaysReadyAlwaysThere pic.twitter.com/jGzfXiPJR5
— Philippine Red Cross (@philredcross) November 11, 2020