“VONGFONG” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 10 May 2020 and was named “Ambo” as the 1st Philippine tropical cyclone for 2020. On 11 May 2020, “Ambo” slightly intensifies while moving slowly westward over the Philippine Sea. On 14 May 2020, the eye of Typhoon “Ambo” was located based on all available data including those from Virac Doppler Radar in the vicinity of San Jose De Buan, Samar. “Ambo” weakened into a Low Pressure Area and exited PAR on 18 May 2020. Source: DOST-PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin
I. Status of Affected Families / Persons
A total of 140,147 families or 578,571 persons were affected in 491 barangays in Regions I, II, III, VIII and CAR (see Table 1).