Floods in Visayas, Mindanao affect over 50,000—NDRRMC

MANILA, Philippines – More than 50,000 people throughout 12 provinces in Visayas and Mindanao were affected by rains and flooding coming from a low pressure area (LPA), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Wednesday morning.

A total of 53,455 persons or 10,592 families were affected in the provinces of Capiz, Negros Occidental, Oriental Mindoro, Catanduanes, Cebu, Aklan, Leyte, Bukidnon, Davao del Norte, Compostela Province, Agusan del Sur, and Southern Leyte, the NDRRMC said.

The continuous rains brought by the LPA forced the evacuation of 17,330 persons to 53 evacuation centers, it said.


Categories: Philippines, Weather

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