PHILIPPINES

 TYPHOON HAGUPIT RESPONSE 2014 

On December 6th, 2014, category 5 Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Typhoon Ruby) roared into the eastern Philippines with winds up to 215km/hour.  The strong winds and lashing rain ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines in areas still bearing the scars of the last super typhoon just 13 months prior.

Upon impact about 1 million people had already fled to shelters. Power was cut across most of the central island of Samar and nearby Leyte province, including Tacloban City, considered ground zero of the devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.  Needs were assessed and GlobalMedic deployed.

18

PEOPLE

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 5 

TYPHOON

215

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3,236

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• 2,917 hygiene kits
• 3,236 Rainfresh household water purification units
• 600 jerry cans
• 20 AP700 large-scale purification units
• 1.3+ million aqua tabs

Installing AP700s in community centres, hospitals and schools, thousands of people can collect clean water for years to come.

20 AP700

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