Philippines: Floods and Landslides - Jan 2014

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On 10 Jan 2014, a low pressure area started to bring heavy rainfall in the southern Philippine, causing floods and landslides. On 17 Jan, it developed into Tropical Depression Lingling (locally known as Agaton) and maintained its strength until 20 Jan. As of 27 Jan, the Government reported 64 deaths and more than 1,148,000 people affected people in regions X, XI, XII, CARAGA and ARMM. The number of displaced people had decreased from 260,450 on 22 Jan to 108,991. (Govt, 27 Jan 2014)

On 1 Feb, Tropical storm Kajiki (locally known as Basyang) crossed over the central Philippines, causing floods and landslides in Cebu and Southern Leyte. Three people were killed and over 18,000 people took shelter in evacuation centers (Govt, 1 Feb 2014).

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