MANILA, Philippines — Floodwater has not receded yet in more than 130 areas in Metro Manila and Central Luzon.
Heavy rains caused by tropical depression Maring have affected more than 2,000 families in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Calabarzon region.
Based on the estimates of the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC), about 1800 families affected by floods are still staying in 116 evacuation centers.
The typhoon has damaged nine houses, while several roads remain unpassable.
“Some areas remain unpassable to due to minor slides and increase in water level due to the typhoon. Many are located in Calabarzon. These are in the 3rd district of Quezon, 4th district of Quezon, 2nd district of Cavite, 3rd district of Laguna and in the 1st district of the province Rizal,” said NDRRMC Spokesperson Romina Marasigan.
At least five were reportedly killed due to typhoon Maring.
The NDRRMC said it did not fail in issuing sufficient warnings and reminders to the public about the effects of the typhoon.
“We issued warning to the public. We sent them messages about the proper preparations. The key here is for them to cooperate,” said Marasigan.
Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has prepared stockpiles and standby funds for those affected by the typhoon. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue
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