A total of 4,350 families in Sultan Kudarat, South Cotobato and Davao City are affected by flooding and landslides triggered by continuous heavy rains since September 10, according to to the National Disaster Coordinating Council.
Areas affected are Koronadal City, Banga and Tupi in South Cotabato; Lambayong and Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat; and Marilog District Davao City.
In Central Mindanao alone, over 4,000 families have left their flooded homes, as reported by Philippine Daily Inquirer.
In South Cotabato, at least 5 people were confirmed dead including a 4 month old baby, Aira Mae Cabil. 7 were injured.
90 houses were wrecked.
Among the damages to agriculture are 12 hectares of fishponds and 27 hectares of rice and cornfields in Banga amounting to Php500,000 and 1.5 hectares of banana plants and 3 fishponds in Tupi.
Damage to infrastructure amounted to Php202,000.00
In Koronadal, Mayor Peter Miguel said a state of calamity had been declared in the city.
Appeal for support:
Donations for the affected families may be sent through the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City. Concerned individuals and donors can easily reach us at (632) 929-9822 / (632) 929-9820.
National Disaster Coordinating Council Situational Report No. 1, September 17, 2010
Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 17, 2010