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Philippines: NDRRMC UPDATE - Situation Report No. 44 re Effects of Continuous Rains Due to Tail-End of a Cold Front in Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, CARAGA and ARMM

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DATE: 19 January 2011, 6:00 PM

Sources: DOST-PAGASA, DSWD, DOH, DILG, DOTC, PNP, AFP, PCG, PIA, DPWH, NGOs, MDRRMCs and PDRRMCs through OCDRCs, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, CARAGA and ARMM

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. BACKGROUND

The northeast monsoon (Amihan) that prevailed over Northern and Central Luzon and the tail-end of a cold front affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao which started last December 29, 2010, triggered the occurrence of moderate to heavy rains and subsequent floodings and series of landslide incidents affecting Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, CARAGA and ARMM (Listing of areas affected by landslides, flooding & storm surge is on Tab A).

From January 15 to 19, 2011, another flooding, landslide and maritime incident occurred in same regions like Regions IV-A, IV-B, X, XI and ARMM with additional provinces affected.