Typhoon Phanfone (local name: Ursula) entered the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR) on December 23, 2019 and traversed central Philippines with a sustained wind at the strongest of 120km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 150 km/h and moving at 20km/h. As per NDRRMC, there were a total of 44,792 families or 185,168 persons affected in 584 barangays in regions V, VI, VII, VIII and CARAGA. A Total of 12,131 families or 43, 850 persons are taking temporary shelter in 216 evacuation centers while 1,218 families or 5,578 persons are served outside ECs. Latest Number of Casualties: 28 dead, 2 injured and 12 missing.
Damaged Schools: 55 schools partially damaged while 2,073 houses were damaged of which 49 are totally damaged and 2,024 are partially damaged. A total of 8 areas were reported flooded in the Province of Capiz. 147 cities/municipalities experienced power outrage and 31 were already restored. 112 domestic flights were cancelled due to bad weather conditions.