Philippines: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2014

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Moderate to heavy rains, which began on 13 Jun 2014, caused flooding in Mindanao, southern Philippines. In Maguindanao province, 17,063 families (85,315 people) were affected across 16 municipalities according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council as of 26 Jun. (OCHA, 30 Jun 2014)

Typhoon Rammasun made landfall over Lapu-Lapu in Albay province on 15 Jul 2014, killing some 100 people and destroying more than 100,000 houses.

Typhoon Kalmaegi (known as Luis in the Philippines) made landfall on Luzon on 14 Sep causing flashfloods and minor landslides in Regions I, III, VI-A, VI-B and Metro Manila. (OCHA, 30 Sep 2014) As of 17 Sep, more than 370,000 people were affected, with 13,500 sheltering in 51 evacuation centers. The storm destroyed 211 houses and damaged another 607. (Govt, 17 Sep 2014)

On 19 Sep, Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (locally known as Mario) made landfall on Cagayan and brought flooding in low lying areas of Luzon, including Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan and Rizal. As of 22 Sep, 11 people had been killed and around 1.1 million people had been affected across 27 provinces.

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