Flash Flood – Pacific ocean – west – Philippines


EDIS Number: FF-20120327-34675-PHL
Date / time: 27/03/2012 10:27:46 [UTC]
Event: Flash Flood
Area: Pacific ocean - west
Country: Philippines
State/County: Province of Oriental Mindoro
Location: [Southern Luzon]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: 20 person(s)
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

Floods brought by rain over Southern Luzon hit at least three areas in Oriental Mindoro Tuesday, with authorities evacuating at least 20 people to safer ground. Office of the Civil Defense Region IV-B head Eugene Cabrera said the affected areas included Naujan, Mansalay and Baco towns in the province. "Taas-dibdib ang isang barangay sa Naujan," Cabrera said in an interview on dzBB radio. He said reports reaching him indicated that at least 14 villages in Naujan had experienced flooding due to the overflowing of rivers. While he said there were no initial reports of casualties, equipment has been positioned in flood-prone areas for emergency evacuation. "Naka-standby ang equipment for emergency evacuation. Nakapag-evacuate sila ng 20 tao sa Naujan," he said. Cabrera also said major roads and bridges in the province remain passable, although they expect possible damage to crops and agricultural production in Mansalay town. On the other hand, he said they are also keeping watch over flood-prone areas in Palawan. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration earlier warned of rain showers and thunderstorms from a new shallow low-pressure area and a tail-end of a cold front in Samar, Leyte, Sorsogon, Mindoro, Masbate and Northern Palawan. Cabrera also noted Mindoro is an important point in the nautical highway connecting Southern Luzon and Visayas.

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