Floods again wreak havoc in the Philippines
Heavy rain worsens flooding situation on Christmas Day
Death toll in heavy rains and floods rises to 25
Manila. The Philippines is facing a natural disaster these days. Heavy rains and landslides that began on Christmas Day again created a flooding situation in many areas. The death toll from the heavy rains and floods has risen to 25, while 26 are believed to be missing. Farmers also suffered huge losses. The Manila Times on Thursday reported on the situation citing the National Disaster Risk Management Council (NDRRMC).
According to ANI, 16 deaths occurred in northern Mindanao, followed by 5 in Bicol, 2 in Eastern Visayas and 2 in Zamboanga city. According to the Disaster Management Council, 26 people are missing. The number of people affected by the floods rose from 102,476 to 393,069. According to the Manila Times, there are 20,723 families in 292 camps built for flood protection.
The disaster not only wreaked havoc across the country, but also drove more than 45,000 people to evacuation centers for shelter. The disaster management agency said the missing fishermen would have set sail despite the dangers of bad weather, after which no trace of their whereabouts could be found. The rains caused flash floods and landslides on December 24, Christmas Eve, affecting 9 out of 14 municipalities in various provinces.
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According to the weather bureau, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), a shear line is an area where warm and cold air meet and form large rain clouds. When it rains here, the risk of landslides increases. At present, the disaster management agency is doing its job to deal with the situation. Rescue operations are still ongoing and the impact on agriculture is being assessed.
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FIRST POST: December 29, 2022, 07:58 HST