This disaster risk reduction situation report introduces Super Typhoon Hagupit's intensity and track, the regions to be affected in the Philippines and the potential damages of Super Typhoon Hagupit. It then presents historical background and details on the current situation in the Philippines, previous typhoons in the Philippines, the casualties and damages associated with them, as well as facts and figures related to other hydro-meteorological disasters in the Philippines. It additionally provides some background information about the Philippines, including the main indicators and governance system for disaster risk reduction. Finally, it offers some disaster preparedness recommendations in relation to this specific event.
Typhoon Hagupit, locally named "Ruby", rapidly intensified into a super typhoon as it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early this morning, increasing its threat to Eastern Philippines. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, if Hagupit continues on its projected track, an estimated 4.5 million people will be within a 65-kilometer radius of damaging winds.
DRR sitrep 2014-002 - updated December 4, 2014, 15:00 CET