3200 PEOPLES IN THE PHILIPPINES AFFECTED DUE TO LANDSLIDE AND MUDFLOOD-VISAYAS AND MINDANAO
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3200 PEOPLES IN THE PHILIPPINES AFFECTED DUE TO LANDSLIDE AND MUDFLOOD-VISAYAS AND MINDANAO

Tacloban : Philippines | Mar 16, 2011 at 10:09 PM PDT
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Over 3200 peoples was affected of continues landslides and flood in Visayas and Mindanao. Early morning of Thursday the rainshower continues so the Office of Civil Defense in Eastern Visayas said that at least 500 peoples were evacuated from their homes. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said some 2,700 people were brought to higher grounds due to floods and a tornado.

March 16,2011 at 11 p.m it has been reported by NDRRMC the floods and landslides occurred in Bohol; Samar; and Misamis Oriental, "due to continuous rains which caused the overflowing of some rivers in their areas and the unestimated number of house and rice field are damaged although no casualty has been reported."

The 2,700 evacuated included families from five barangays in Bohol, and 20 families (100 people) from three barangays in San Jose de Buan in Samar in Visayas; and 248 families (1,240 people) from El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental in Mindanao.

Four families (20 people) were evacuated from Banga town in South Cotabato due to a tornado that hit the area.

The NDRRMC also said five houses were destroyed and seven damaged in the flood and tornado.

Mahaplag-Sogod Road in Southern Leyte in Eastern Visayas was closed to traffic and not passable to vehicles due to a landslide. The Abuyog-Silago Road and Mahaplag-Baybay-Bato-Sogod-Libagon Road were listed as alternatives.

All affected barangas were experienced power-oustages caused by heavy rains in past few days.

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