40,272 families affected by Mindanao floods
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - At least 40,272 families or 150,521 residents from several provinces and towns in Mindanao were affected by floods caused by continuous heavy downpour.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the affected families and residents are from 99 barangays in two cities and 17 municipalities in Mindanao.
At least 4 persons were confirmed dead and two others missing.
The casualties were identified as Glenn Custodio, 36, from Barangay San Miguel, Tagum City; Boyet Borres, 19, and Clyde Selgas, 19, from El Salvador, Misamis Oriental; and Lord Anthony Gallarde, 1-year-old, from Compostela.
Two people were also reported to have drowned in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro, identified as Herbert Solidum and Danny Nuñez. Two others are still missing in Oriental Mindoro, the NDRRMC said.
At least 10,867 families or 48,661 persons are presently taking temporary shelter in various evacuation centers.
In Davao del Norte, at least 7,295 families or 24,506 residents were affected while in Davao City 19,045 families or 63,414 residents were affected, the NDRRMC said.
At least 4,641 families or 23,205 residents were also affected in the towns of Kabacan, Matalam and Pikit in North Cotabato while 2,589 families or 12,945 residents were affected in Sultan Kudarat.
State of calamity
In Davao City, the city council has placed 15 barangays under a state of calamity after a flooding that affected more than 40,000 residents.
A total of P53.53 million, from the 217.3 million disaster funds of the local government, was also released to provide assistance to more than 12,000 families or 40,000 residents affected by the flood.
The barangays declared under a state of calamity include Calinan, Maa, Lasang, Tigatto, Mandug, Waan, 1-A, 19-B, 5-A, 8-A, 9-A, 10-A, 2-A, 74-A, and 76-A.
Aside from the delivery of food packs, the calamity fund would also be used for the rehabilitation of the affected areas, the City Council said. - Rappler.com