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Philippines: Executive summary on the effects of floodings and landslides due to monsoon rains and TD Quedan in regions I, II, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VIII, IX and CARAGA

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This is to apprise the public on the extent of the effects of massive floodings and landslides which occurred in various parts of the above subject regions and the summary of search and rescue, evacuation, relief and recovery operations being undertaken by the concerned RDCCs.

Background

Chronology of Events

The continuous heavy rains induced by northeast monsoon which started from December 5, 2005 up to December 11, 2005, affected the provinces of Palawan and Oriental Mindoro in Region IV-B; Quezon in Region IV-A; Camarines Norte, Catanduanes and Albay in Region V; and Isabela, Cagayan and Quirino in Region II.

These heavy rains resulted to the swelling of Dumacaa and Iyam Rivers in Lucena City, Quezon and Bucayao River in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro ; occurrence of four (4) landslide incidents in Barangay Catioan, Capalonga and Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte; Bagamanoc-Virac Road, Bagamanoc, Catanduanes; and Buhatan, Sto Domingo, Albay, as well as the breaching of Del Pilar Dike in San Juan, Naujan, Mindoro Oriental; Bukayao Dike, Calapan City and Barangay Rizal Dam in Paracale, Camarines Norte.

Flooding also occurred in Isabela and Cagayan provinces due to the significant rise of water level in five (5) tributaries namely: Pinacanuan, Magat, Siffu, Ganano, and Cagayan Rivers caused by the intermittent rains from Dec 12 to 15, 2005.

On December 18, 2005, PAGASA issued the final bulletin of TD Quedan However, as it moved farther away from the country, eastern and southern Luzon still experienced continuous rains which resulted to the renewed breaching of the temporary dike in Calapan City. Flooding persisted up to December 18, 2005, also affecting Southern Leyte in Region VIII.

On December 22, 2005, heavy rains prevailed over CARAGA Region which caused massive floodings in the provinces of Surigao del Norte, Surigao City and Agusan del Norte Flooding also occurred in Zamboanga del Norte on December 24 2005 affecting some barangays in the cities of Dipolog and Zamboanga.

On December 27, 2005, another flashflood occurred in Region V affecting Labo, Camarines Norte due to continuous heavy rains for five (5) days.

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