Philippines

Philippines - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 1

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Situation Report
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Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2000/0014
Philippines - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
8 February 2000

Situation

1. A week of torrential rain at the end of January 2000 has caused flash floods on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. The affected areas are the so-called Region XI, which includes Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley, and Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur in Caraga.

2. According to a report issued by the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) of the Government of Philippines on 1 February, the damages caused by the flooding are as follows:

Region XI
- Davao Oriental
- Davao del Norte
- Compostela Valley
Caraga
- Agusan del Sur
- Agusan del Norte
- Surigao del Sur
Total
Affected municipalities/
families/
population
26
17,441
69,966
27
17,631
83,919
53
35,072
153,885
Evacuated families/
population
608
2,915
2,311
11,545
2,919
14,460
Fatalities/
Missing persons
15
8
19
8
34
16
Houses totally destroyed/
partially damaged
23
19
32
23
55
42
Amount of damage to agriculture
PHP 97.3 mill.
(USD 2.41 mill.)
PHP 1.725 mill.
(USD 0.04 mill.)
PHP 99.025 mill.
(USD 2.45 mill.)
Amount of damage to governmental infrastructure
PHP 28.8 mill.
(USD 0.71 mill.)
PHP 37.197 mill.
(USD 0.92 mill.)
PHP 65.997 mill.
(USD1.63 mill.)
National Response

3. Disaster management seems to be under control at local level. The NDCC has coordinated with the local disaster coordination councils in the area to speed up relief efforts for the victims. The Government has also extended medical services and distributed relief goods to the affected families.

International Response

4. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is in close contact with the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Manila, Philippines and will revert with further information if the situation warrants it.

5. No request for international assistance has been received by OCHA to date.

6. This situation report, together with further information on ongoing emergencies, is also available on the OCHA Internet Website at http://www.reliefweb.int

In case of emergency: Tel. +41-22-917 20 10

Desk Officers: Ms. S. Metzner-Strack/Mr. R. Mueller/Mr. S. Matsuka, OCHA Disaster Response Branch, direct Tel. +41-22-917 21 44 / 31 31 / 40 34

Press contact: Mr. Donato Kiniger-Passigli, direct Tel. +41-22-917 26 53

Telephone: +41-22-917 12 34
Fax: +41-22-917 00 23
E-mail: ochagva@un.org

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