Emergency Appeal: Typhoon Ulysses

Repost from https://redcross.org.ph/ulyssesph/ website.

Typhoon “Ulysses” (international name “Vamco”) has made its third landfall in the vicinity of General Nakar, Quezon at 1:40 A.M. on November 12, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

PAGASA said as of 1 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon “Ulysses” was estimated at 30 km North of Infanta, Quezon and at 1:40 a.m. was located in the vicinity of General Nakar, Quezon.

With maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 255 km/h, the tropical cyclone was moving west northwestward at 20 km/h.

Based on the Severe Weather Bulletin No. 18 issued at 2:00 a.m., the typhoon is forecast to cross Central Luzon and emerge over the western seaboard of Zambales this morning. 

“After making landfall at peak intensity, the typhoon is forecast to slightly weaken while crossing Central Luzon due to frictional effects in the presence of the Sierra Madre and Zambales Mountain Ranges. However, it is likely to remain a typhoon throughout its traverse,” read the bulletin.

On the forecast track, PAGASA said the typhoon may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow morning or afternoon.

Aside from feeding hot meals to those affected, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) – National Headquarters and chapters are continuously monitoring and assessing the situation 24/7. Hundreds of personnel, staff, volunteers, RC 143 volunteers have been mobilized to help secure the areas and provide assistance. In times of calamities, the PRC is in need of in-kind and cash donations. Although we appreciate monetary donations in order to immediately address the needs in the evacuation centers and in affected areas.

Help us rebuild these communities and enable them to get back on their feet. You can make a difference.

  • PHP 500 can help provide a hygiene kit for a family
  • PHP 5,000 can provide immediate cash for families to buy their basic urgent needs like medicine, and food
  • PHP 15,000 can go towards helping a family restore their livelihood
  • PHP 50,000 can go towards rebuilding a family home

Receiving of Donations

The PRC Fund Generation Department is now accepting donations in cash and in-kind to provide safety and protection of internally displaced persons.



    • PESO Savings: 00-453-0190938
    • DOLLAR Savings: 10-453-0039482
    • Swift Code: BNORPHMM
    • PESO Savings: 151-7-151524342
    • DOLLAR Savings: 151-2-151002182
    • Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
    • PESO Savings: 4991-0036-52
    • Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
    • Reference Code: Name of Donor / Contact No.
    • Peso Savings: 0132-0624-6400-3
    • Dollar Savings: 0132-0624-6400-4 

NOTE: Please send a copy of your deposit slip to: emergencyappeal@redcross.org.ph


For QR, please scan or download the following:
  1. Go to the GrabRewards Catalogue
  2. Click the Philippine Red Cross reward
  3. Purchase the reward


For Local Donations:

You may send in-kind donations to:
37 EDSA corner Boni Avenue
Mandaluyong City

  1. For perishable goods, PRC only accepts goods with expiry date of not less than six (6) months.
  2. PRC does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods.
  3. Though we appreciate your generosity, the PRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.

For further details, please contact the following:

Mia Dominique Chua
(02) 8790-2414 loc. 983
(0918) 800 0908

Shervi Mae R. Corpuz
(02) 8790 2413
(0917) 834 8378

Source: https://redcross.org.ph/ulyssesph/

Featured Photo from Rappler.

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