“PHANFONE” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 23 December 2019 and was named “Ursula” as the 21st Philippine tropical cyclone for 2019. On 24 December 2019, “Ursula” intensified into a typhoon as it moved toward Eastern Visayas; hence, also affecting Northeastern Mindanao, Bicol Region, Central Visayas, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and Western Visayas. On 28 December 2019, “Ursula” weakened into a Tropical Storm (TS) and exited PAR.
NACSEA Relief has continued to bring relief assistance to the affected families of Typhoon Ursula in these provinces, supported by “HumaNAKtiv” the humanitarian Aid Agency of NAC Southern Germany. The area of responsibility is 346.3 kms away from Manila and the team of Mabelle Bagtas and Rebekah Silvano has travelled for 13hours one way to reach the farthest community in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro.
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