As of September 25, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has classified #KardingPH as a Super Typhoon after undergoing a “period of explosive intensification” reaching maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has also activated the highest emergency preparedness and response protocol in Central and Southern Luzon.
Greenpeace is currently documenting the super typhoon and coordinating possible response and relief efforts, watch this space for daily updates. #ReliefPH
IMPORTANT TIPS AND REMINDERS
- Prepare your eco-friendly Go Bags
- Emergency Contact Numbers
- Flood Safety Tips
Super typhoon Karding wreaked havoc in different parts of Luzon.
- Quezon Province — The Provincial Government of Quezon released photos of the #KardingPH aftermath in Burdeos. The climate crisis meant typhoons this strong have become our norm—we need to act fast to address climate change and mitigate its grave impacts. Sign to support: act.gp/climatejusticenow
- Marikina City — A Marikina resident said the river level reached 18m yesterday, but thankfully didn’t reach them — Ondoy was worse. Ondoy hit 13 years ago today, claiming whole communities in Marikina. Protect our future from the impacts of climate change: act.gp/climatejusticenow
- Citizens of Brgy. Malanday in Marikina clean up wastes—mostly plastics—after the onslaught of Super Typhoon #KardingPH.
- According to Shiela Alabat, a barangay local, the community started cleaning up early in the morning. She shared that plastic wastes should be reduced drastically to prevent flooding in the city. Plastic pollution does not only pose a threat to our urban waterways, but it also exacerbates climate change and its worsening impacts. Address the proble at its roots! Demand corporations to stop producing single-use plastics >> act.gp/stopsingleuseplastic
Communities and local governments on the path of Karding are already making preparations for its anticipated impacts.
- Malabon City — City officials conducted a Pre-Disaster Risk assessment meeting and mobilized response teams.
- Pasig City — Disaster Risk Reduction and Management frontliners preparing relief goods and inspecting flood control facilities.
- Quezon City — Tents are being assembled in designated evacuation areas.
- San Juan City — Boats and rescue personnel are being pre-positioned in flood-prone areas.
DONATION AND RELIEF DRIVES
- Community Pantry PH – For distribution of hot meals in evacuation areas
- YACAP – Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines
- BYDRRM – Bulacan Youth for Disaster Risk and Reduction Management
- Good Food Community — Donation drive for farmers in Capas, Tarlac that were affected by Super Typhoon Karding
CALL FOR URGENT CLIMATE ACTION
More frequent and intense extreme weather like super typhoon Karding continue to threaten our lives, livelihoods, and communities. The biggest fossil fuel companies & cement companies, who have contributed the most to the climate crisis, continue to rake in huge profits while our people and planet suffer. Join us as we call for accountability from the world’s biggest polluters: