At least 33,600 people remain displaced following the successive typhoons Conson and Chanthu which affected the Philippines from 6 to 12 September. An estimated 314,000 people were affected, out of whom 29,800 people were displaced by Typhoon Conson’s torrential rains that flooded low-lying communities in the Regions 8, 5, 4B, 4A and Metro Manila. Meanwhile, Chanthu made landfall as a category-4 typhoon over the northernmost province of Batanes on 11 September with 215 km/h winds, blowing off roofs and toppling poles and trees. According to provincial authorities, as of 13 September, electricity has yet to be restored while communication lines were repaired but remain unstable. There were no reported casualties, while 3,800 people in Regions 1, 2 and CAR were evacuated to safer grounds.
Following the conduct of assessments, it was reported that 8,900 houses were either damaged or destroyed with numbers expected to rise once damage reports from Batanes are recorded. Local government agencies continue to provide for the needs of affected residents, with national government agencies augmenting the response. The Office of Civil Defense has arranged for a military plane to transport 5,000 food packs to support the province of Batanes. IOM is supporting the response by providing an initial 500 tarpaulins for Batanes channeled through the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
314K people affected
Days of torrential rain and the overflowing of the Pinoh and Melawi rivers resulted in floods in Melawi and Ketapang Regencies in West Kalimantan, starting from 7 September.
The flood waters reached up to 3.5 meters in some areas. As of 10 September, about 19,000 households (72,000 people) were directly affected.
Local government agencies have issued emergency response statuses and have provided relief assistance. The Indonesian Red Cross has deployed personnel to conduct assessments and assisted evacuations, and have coordinated the distribution of food, hygiene kits, and cleaning kits to affected people
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