Citizens Disaster Response Center | CDRC

1.1 million people affected by “Falcon”

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DSC_0065Heavy rains due to tropical storm “Falcon” (international name Meari) caused flooding in different areas in the National Capital Region and nearby regions in the Philippines.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Falcon affected at least 231,542 families or 1,103,428 people in 698 baranggays, 69 municipalities, 21 cities and four regions as of June 27, 8 am report.

Of the total affected, 7,906 families or 38,485 persons are still housed at 126 evacuation centers.

Three people were reported killed, three injured, and 18 others missing. Some 1,282 houses were also damaged due to the floods and tornado.

The government estimated the damage to agriculture and infrastructure in Regions III, IV-A and V at PhP152,711,284.90

Call for assistance

Several urban poor communities in the NCR are seeking for assistance after their homes were flooded or washed away by the floods. Many are still staying at the evacuation centers and are in need of food and non-food items such as rice, sardines, clothes, mattresses, etc.

Donations may be forwarded to the CDRC office at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City, Tel. Nos. 929-98-20 and 22.