Philippines: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 1

By On July 23, 2018

Philippines: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 1

23 Jul 2018 Philippines: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 1 Reportfrom International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Published on 23 Jul 2018 preview Download PDF (652.5 KB)

The situation

On 17 July 2018, Tropical Storm Son-tinh (locally known as Henry) made landfall in Cagayan (northeast Philippines). The storm exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) the same day, but it continued to enhance the southwest monsoon which has been affecting the country since early July. On 19 July, Severe Tropical Storm Ampil (locally known as Inday) made landfall on the eastern side of the country which caused mor e rain over the western part of the Philippines as it further enhanced the monsoon. The storm exited PAR 20 July.

Tropical depression Josie, which formed inside PAR on 21 July and currently affecting the country, is also enhancing the monsoon season, bringing more rain. The tropical depression is currently 450 kilometers northwest of the Philippines and is expected to exit PAR within the day (23 July).

The southwest monsoon, enhanced by the three weather disturbances, has brought scattered and widespread monsoon rain over the Cordillera Administrative Region, National Capital Region, CALABARZON, Western Visayas, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley and Northern Palawan. Residents of these regions, particularly those living near rivers, in low-lying areas or mountainous areas, were advised by the Government of the Philippines to take actions against flooding and landslides.

As of 22 July, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reports a total of 176,765 families (786,155 people) in 667 barangays in seven regions were affected by the combined effects of the monsoon and weather disturbances. Of the affected, 3,463 families (13,630 people) are inside 102 evacuation centers.

NDRRMC has also reported 59 incidents of landslides, collapsed structures and maritime incidents, as well as 247 areas still flooded. NDRRMC also reported more than 150 houses to have been damaged, of which 10 were totally destroyed. More than 380 million Philippine pesos (7.6 million Swiss francs) worth of damage to infrastructure and agriculture was reported as of 22 July.

State weather bureau PAGASA has forecasted more rain in the coming weeks as the southwest monsoon continues to affect the country. PAGASA has also identified another low-pressure area, located around 450 kilometers east of the country. The weather disturbance is not expected to make landfall but it will continue to enhance the effects of the monsoon. The Governm ent of the Philippines continues to send rainfall warnings and flood advisories through SMS and other media platforms.

Primary country

Philippines
  • Content format:

    • Situation Report
  • Language:

    • English
  • Theme:

    • Health
    • Shelter and Non-Food Items
  • Disaster type:

    • Flash Flood
    • Flood
    • Land Slide
Source: Google News Philippines | Netizen 24 Philippines

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