Citizens Disaster Response Center | CDRC

Over 600,000 people affected by Southwest Monsoon and Tropical Storm Maring

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downloadMore than 600,000 people are now affected by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Maring (Trami), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Tuesday.

NDRRMC also said 7 people were killed, 11 were injured, and 4 were missing due to heavy rains and floods which started over the weekend.

A total of 125,024 families or 601,104 persons have been affected in Regions I, III, IV-A, the National Capital Region, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Most of the affected came from Regions III and IV-A, the NDRRMC said.

Schools, government offices and other private businesses closed down as the government weather agency issued a red alert status, the highest level warning, which means heavy flooding is expected, especially in low-lying areas.

The provinces of Cavite, Laguna and Ilocos Sur were placed under state of calamity.

In Cavite, the floods reached up to 8-12 feet high, displacing several families. The local government said, out of the 73 villages in Bacoor, Cavite, 60 have been affected by severe flooding.

In Laguna, five towns, namely, Sta. Rosa, Biñan, San Pedro, Calamba, and Cabuyao, have been placed under a state of calamity after being submerged in floodwater.

In the Cordillera Region, more than six landslides were also reported due to continuous rain.

 

Appeal for Support

Affected families are in need of food, water, sleeping kits, and hygiene kits. Drop your donations at the CDRC Office, 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City.

 

For cash donations:

 

Peso Account:

Account Name: Citizens’ Disaster Response Center

Bank: Metrobank, Examiner Branch, Quezon City, Philippines

Account No. 636-3-63600741-3

Dollar Account:

Account Name: Citizens’ Disaster Response Center

Bank: Metrobank, Examiner Branch, Quezon City, Philippines

Account No. 636-2-63600158-3

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