CARE PREPARES FOR CATEGORY 3 TYPHOON NOUL IMPACT; READY TO RESPOND IF NEEDED

CARE Prepares for Category 3 Typhoon Noul Impact; Ready to Respond If Needed

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5/8/15

Manila, PHILIPPINES (May 8 2014) — As of 10 a.m. Friday, Typhoon Noul (locally known as Dodong) was located based on all available data at 300 mph East Northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar in the Philippines having maximum sustained winds of 93 mph near the center and gustiness of up to 115 mph.

State weather bureau PAGASA reported that there is a possibility for Noul to develop into a super typhoon because of its pattern of intensifying. Noul is expected to hit land in the province of Isabela-Cagayan on Sunday, May 10.

CARE is closely monitoring the typhoon situation and coordinating with UNOCHA, the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council and international non-government organization networks in Manila. CARE emergency staff in Manila are on standby to immediately respond if needed and in coordination with the local partners present in the areas that will be affected. CARE has already identified and alerted its suppliers of emergency food packs and water, sanitation and hygiene kits that have presence across all regions in case there’s a need for an immediate response.

“Our emergency team is ready to make rapid assessments in affected areas on the immediate needs of the affected people after the landfall. We will be ready to respond if needed,” said Elisa Nuada, Acting CARE Philippines’ Country Director.

CARE has worked in the Philippines since 1949, providing emergency relief when disaster strikes and helping communities prepare for disasters. CARE's past responses in the Philippines have included typhoon Bopha in 2012 and typhoon Ketsana in 2009. CARE is also presently assisting typhoon Haiyan and Hagupit-affected communities helping them to recover through shelter repair and disaster-resilient livelihoods. CARE's emergency response teams specialise in providing life-saving assistance. CARE has more than six decades of experience helping people prepare for disasters, providing lifesaving assistance when a crisis hits, and helping communities recover after the emergency has passed.

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Nicole Harris, nharris@care.org, +1 404-735-0871

About CARE

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE has more than six decades of experience helping people prepare for disasters, providing lifesaving assistance when a crisis hits, and helping communities recover after the emergency has passed. CARE places special focus on women and children, who are often disproportionately affected by disasters. To learn more, visit www.care.org.

 

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