After being delayed by the forecasted Typhoon Lupit, about 150 trucks left today at 06:00 for the government-organized “Relief Caravan” to take goods to Laguna and Rizal.
In line with the NDCC push to deliver relief goods to Laguna and Rizal in Southern Luzon, temporary staging areas are being established at Calamba City and at Camp Capinpin.
- An updated DSWD rapid needs assessment by family has been carried out as the basis of distributions to the area. Under this revised project, approximately 300 mt of goods will require transport to the southern areas.
- The "Relief Caravan" of around 150 trucks and military vehicles carrying goods from government agencies, private donors and international organizations left this morning at 6:00 am for Southern Luzon. A launch ceremony was attended by the president.
The Logistics Cluster sent five trucks carrying DSWD goods. The convoy will branch off to deliver relief supplies to areas throughout Region IV-A.
- Tropical Storm Mirinae is expected to make landfall over central Luzon within 36 hours as a category 2 typhoon, bringing heavy winds and rainfall. This is expected to impact operations, in particular helicopter deliveries.
Customs information including the process for NGOs bringing goods into the country is available here
- For the coming days, one helicopter will be focusing on the mountainous areas around Tanay as well as Cardona and Binangonan Islands in Region IV-A.
- The other helicopter is still being tasked for rotations in Northern Luzon, focusing on Benguet, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. Recent missions have included assessments for road and bridge conditions as well as distributions to cut off barangays.
- As of October 27, 109 rotations have been carried out, with helicopter deliveries reaching 90.3 mt of food and 3 mt of NFI to cut off locations.
- Cargo and passenger movement request forms are available here
Infrstructure / Warehousing
- LET (Logistics Emergency Team) staff have been NROC (the National Relief Operations Center) since Monday to assist with operations. Yesterday saw heightened activity with a large quantity of trucks and military vehicles being loaded with DSWD goods for the Relief Caravan.
- A list of warehouses is available here
- Logistics Cluster surface transport is continuing to Northern Luzon. As of Tuesday, deliveries also began to Laguna and Rizal. This takes place using both contracted and LET trucks, and is being carried out on request from the DSWD.
- According to the Department of Public Works and Highways, nine bridges remain impassable in the affected areas.
- A new map has been produced of helicopter landing zones and deliveries. This has been made available in the Map Centre
- Google/GeoVantage is in-country and will be covering 1,000 km2 of land to take high-definition imagery of the affected areas in order to identify infrastructure damage and flooding. A Logistics Cluster map showing the selected and requested areas to be covered is attached to this sitrep.