In Santiago City in the Isabela region of the Philippines, First Response Radio (FRR) arrived on October 18th to set up emergency broadcasts through one of FEBC Philippines’s radio stations, warning the inhabitants about typhoon Haima.
Over the following week, First Response broadcasted over FEBC Philippines airwaves of the coming typhoon and the need for evacuation. The typhoon made landfall on October 19th, causing widespread property damage, with 60,000 homes damaged and 14,000 totally destroyed, according to Relief.net.
The FRR team withdrew from the area on October 25th after assessing that their work was done. The broadcasts will remain on air, advising people where to go for emergency supplies and providing other timely information.
An early report by Relief.net asserts that due to the adept preparedness for the storm’s landing, there were few fatalities.