Philippine floods kill 40 and affect one million people
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Author:  tanqing369 [ Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Philippine floods kill 40 and affect one million people

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said that more than one million people have been affected by heavy monsoon rains across the


The latest deaths occurred when flash floods hit Samar Island on Tuesday.

The government has estimated the cost of the damage at more than $20m (12.8m); new heavy

downpours are due over Bicol and the Eastern Visayas.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said many more people were missing

after being swept away by floods or buried by landslides.

Their latest bulletin said that soldiers and government personnel were evacuating more people in

Samar and nearby Leyte island.

Two six-year-old children, and one nine-year-old were among the victims of the Samar flash

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Floods overflowed bridges, damaged hundreds of homes, wrecked communication lines and blocked


The disaster council bulletin said that the rains - which became heavy at the start of the year -

have affected 1.29 million people across 144 towns.

It said a total of 338,000 people had fled their homes or are receiving government food aid since

then; many have since gone home.
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About 25,000 people are currently in evacuation centres, officials said, mostly in the Albay

province of the central Bicol region.

The affected regions run from Southern Luzon, Bicol, Central and Eastern Visayas and Caraga to

the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the south.

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