On December 02, 2012 upon receipt of forecast/warning on the typhoon Pablo this office immediately coordinated to the provincial government and to the Provincial Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) and other local government units and head of other concerned agencies; alerted all concerned task groups, COPS and the chairman CMC/local POC. Immediately, the Disaster Incident Management Task Group was activated headed by OIC-DOPPO as Incident Manager and coordinated to Engr. Jesusa C. Timbang, C, PDRRMC for advisory and to support its disaster response, initially alerting all residents and giving warnings and information and cause the forced relocation/pre-emptive evacuation of residents in coastal, flood and landslide prone areas in coordination with their respective MDRRMC, municipal and barangay officials present.
After which PNP personnel were deployed to conduct police visibility in the vacated areas likewise render security assistance, maintained orderliness and guidance in the evacuation centers. The Search and Rescue Operation Teams of this office prepared the available equipment and supplies for immediate deployment for search and rescue operation, maintained the communications to the lower, adjacent and higher units and ready to render assistance as needed/requested.
- No functional communication lines in three municipalities (Baganga, Cateel & Boston)
- The PNP together with the Radio Communication Technicians of the province were able to establish Radio communication between the municipality of Baganga and Provincial Capitol were the Command Center is located, on December 7, 2012, the team proceeded to Cateel and Boston to establish Radio Communication Network.
- Communication towers/cell sites of major telecommunications networks are down in some areas
As of 5:00 pm of December 06, 2012 the power was restored in majority of the municipalities of the province except the East coast municipalities which include Tarragona, Manay, Caraga, Baganga, Cateel and Boston.
Other Basic Services
- No water supply in the isolated towns since Tuesday, December 3, 3:00am.
- Extreme damages in agriculture: crops, coconut trees, livestocks etc.
- Debris of trees, electric posts, made some roads inaccessible.
- The collapse of bridges and the damage on the roads make relief services very difficult
Relief Goods Distribution
Casualty Statistics as of December 10, 2012 4:00 PM