Relief for flood victims in Mindanao continues

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014


MANILA (Updated) - Flood victims in Mindanao continue to receive assistance from the social welfare agency and local government units (LGUs) in the affected areas.

More than two days of heavy rains set off floods and landslides in Davao and Caraga regions, leaving at least 21 people dead, 10 missing and thousands displaced, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Tuesday. Read story here

At least 23,442 food packs amounting to about P5.9 million have been provided to the victims in the provinces of Davao Oriental and Davao del Norte, while P272,023 worth has been extended in Caraga Region.

Some 220 evacuation centers in the affected regions are providing temporary shelter to 20,005 families. Families outside the evacuation centers are also given relief assistance.

Davao Region has the most number of evacuees with 11,537 families or 57,356 persons.

Social Welfare and Development teams continue to coordinate with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils and LGUs for possible assistance that may be required.

The NDRRMC, in its 7 p.m. Tuesday update, recorded that 38 roads and 17 bridges remains not passable and were damaged by heavy flooding and landslides.

In Davao, Saug River, Libuganon River and irrigation dam in Aragon overflowed. (PNA/Sunnex)

Flash flood hits Kaptagan, Lanao del Norte
LANAO DEL NORTE. Residents living in the interior part of the coastal village of Lapinig in Kapatagan town in Lanao del Norte flee from their homes dawn on January 13 as flash flood waters keep on rising brought about by sustained rainfall for the past three days. (Richel V. Umel)


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