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Philippines: NDCC update - Situation report no. 6 on the effects of southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoon "Kiko" (Morakot) as of 10 Aug 2009, 6:00 AM

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DATE: 10 August 2009 as of 6:00 AM

Source: PAGASA-DOST, DPWH, DSWD-Dromic, OCDRCs I, II, III, IV-B, CAR and NCR

I. WEATHER SITUATION

- "Kiko" has accelerated as it moved out of the Philippine Sea of responsibility, however, it will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon and bring occasional to frequent rains over extreme Northern Luzon

- Moderate to strong southwesterly surface wind flow prevailing over Luzon. Extreme Northern Luzon will have occasional rains while the rest of Northern Luzon will experience mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

II. EFFECTS

A. Population Affected

- A total of 18,618 families 1 92,211 persons were affected in 118 barangays of 4 cities and 19 municipalities in 11 provinces of Regions I, II, III, VI, XI, NCR and CAR

- Out of the number affected, 2,925 families / 11,216 persons were evacuated to 15 evacuation centers

- A total of 5,064 families / 25,132 persons were served both outside and inside 15 evacuation centers

B. Casualties (total: 22 dead and 18 injured, 4 missing)

- 22 dead (14 in Baguio City due to landslide, 6 in Capas, Tarlac, 1 in Botolan, Zambales and 1 in Mandaluyong City. Of the 6 who died in Capas, Tarlac, 2 were French nationals and 1 was Belgian)

- 18 injured (12 in Baguio City, Benguet and 6 French Nationals injured in Sta. Juliana, Capas, Tarlac)

- 4 missing (1 swept by strong current at the irrigation channel in Brgy. Pogo, Bautista, Pangasinan and 3 due to landslide in Kias, Baguio City)