As of July 13th, there are a total of 55,758 persons affected from the flooding that occured on May 16th in the region of Maguindanao. 23,000 have been displaced from Sultan Kudarat and South Upi. Two persons are still missing from the Barangay Kuya in South Upi after having been swept away by the strong river current.
This is the third of a series of mass evacuations which started May. Evacuees came from the 10 low-lying villages namely: Bulalo, Salimbao, Calsada, Katuli, Gang, Macaquiling, Limbo, Senditan, Banubo and Mulaog.
Losses in infrastructure and properties amounted to P20 Million.
On the 26th of May, flash floods ravaged through the 10 villages of Sultan Kudarat and Sultan Mastura, in Northern Maguindanao. The heavy rains lasted from Wednesday until Saturday, flooding the low-lying areas. A total of 55,758 individuals/13,792 families have been reported as being affected. On the 28 May, affected families were evacuated to Dawa Center, Simuay for safety. Fortunately, by the morning of the 29th, the floods had subsided enough to allow the evacuees to return to their homes. A damages and needs assessment was conducted in the affected areas by the MDCC Sultan Kudarat Team. 15 homes and 40 hectares of agricultural crops were completely destroyed.
Information sourced from:
Dromic Update as of July 2: http://disaster.dswd.gov.ph/viewdata.asp?opendata=may&id=1544
National Disaster Coordinating Council Incident Report, updated as of July 8th, 2010 @ 8:00pm
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