Floods spawned by cold front cause nearly P112-M damage-A A +A
Friday, January 25, 2013
MANILA -- The tail-end of a cold front that triggered floods in Mindanao has caused almost P112 million in damages in six provinces, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.
In its latest update, the NDRRMC reported that the said weather system caused damages worth P92.3 million in infrastructure and P19 million in agriculture in the provinces of Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato, Agusan del Norte, and Surigao del Norte.
The tail-end of the cold front also damaged 278 houses and caused damages in private property worth P370,000.
The said weather system brought incessant rains that triggered floods in several areas in Mindanao, affecting a total of 507,769 people in nine provinces. Some 172,832 people remain inside evacuation centers.
On Thursday evening, a landslide incident occurred in Barangay New Carmen, Baguio District, Davao City due to continuous heavy rains. At least 30 families were affected.
So far, the floods have killed nine people while three others remain missing.
As of Friday, one bridge and five roads in the Davao and Caraga region remain impassable to all types of vehicles due to flooding. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)