The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in the Philippines reports that 1 person has died and 4 are missing in Camarines Norte Province of Bicol Region after Typhoon Vamco, known locally as Ulysses, passed over parts of Luzon Island.
Vamco intensified into a typhoon as it made landfall in the vicinity of Patnanungan in Quezon Province, Calabarzon Region late on 11 November 2020. It then passed over northern Calabarzon and Central Luzon Regions and close to the Metro Manila area, bringing torrential rainfall and wind gusts of 205 km/h.
Almost 200,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated ahead of the storm’s arrival, mostly in Bicol Region.
As of 12 November, NDRRMC reported 36 incidents of flooding and 2 landslides across the regions of Cagayan Valley (Region II), Calabarzon and Bicol (Region V).
Severe flooding was also reported in Metro Manila, where many low-lying areas were under water, particularly along the swollen Marikina river. Media described the flooding in Metro Manila as the worst in years.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said 33,158 people were taking shelter in 187 evacuation camps in Metro Manila.
President Rodrigo Duterte conducted an aerial inspection of some of the worst of the flooding in Marikina City in Metro Manila and Rizal Province in Calabarzon region on 12 November.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported on 12 November that almost 74,000 people were affected by flooding in Central Luzon (Region III), mostly in the province of Bulacan, but also in Bataan, Pampanga, Zambales and Aurora.
Philippine National Police (PNP) ordered the deployment of more than 25,000 officers to assist in disaster response.