Philippines – 5 Dead and 50,000 Displaced After Floods in Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon.
Rain brought by the Southwest Monsoon has been affecting parts of the Philippines since 08 August.
The country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) say that the rain has caused flooding in several regions, including Metropolitan Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon.
At least 5 deaths have been reported, with 3 of the fatalities in Manila. A further 6 people have been injured and 1 person is still missing.
NDRRMC report that the flooding has affected 80,467 people so far, and forced 50,592 people to evacuate their homes to stay in the 104 relief centres set up. Over 20 houses have been severely damaged and 12 houses completely destroyed.
The evacuations took place in Metropolitan Manila (18,000), Central Luzon (17,000, with over 11,000 in Bataan and 4,400 in Bulacan) and Calabarzon (almost 15,000).