Tropical Depression Shanshan - Feb 2013

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Tropical Depression Shanshan, locally known as Crising, passed just below the southern Philippines between 18-21 Feb 2013, affecting about 51,000 families (260,000 people) across eight regions, including areas still recovering from Typhoon Bopha. In central Mindanao, heavy rains triggered flooding in several areas in North Cotabato province and 2,000 families (10,000 people) were evacuated to safer areas. Families living near mountain slopes were pre-emptively evacuated in Lake Sebu municipality in the province of South Cotabato while in Datu Montawal municipality, Maguindanao province, an estimated 1,000 families (5,000 people) evacuated along the Cotabato City-Davao highway. (OCHA, 28 Feb 2013)

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