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Philippines: NDRRMC Update - Situation Report No. 6 re Effects of Low Pressure Area (LPA)

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DATE: 05 February 2011, 6:00 AM

Sources: DOST-PAGASA, EASTMINCOM, AF; PNP; PCG; OCDRCs V, VIII, X, XI, ARMM, and CARAGA

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. BACKGROUND

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) which prevailed since January 31, 2011 to present, brought widespread rains over Visayas and Mindanao and triggered the recurrence of flashfloods, landslides and big waves in eleven (11) provinces of Regions VIII, X, XI, CARAGA and ARMM.

B. EFFECTS

1. INCIDENTS MONITORED FROM JANUARY 31 TO FEBRUARY 04, 2011

A. FLOODING

CARAGA

Agusan del Norte - Sitio Kasilak, Brgy Tal-ao and Brgy. 7 in Buenavista; Brgy. Panaytayon and Brgy. Basilisa in Remedios T. Romualdez. Flood waters have started to subside in some areas. Work in the government and private offices has resumed on 3 February 2011 based on Memo issued by DILG Region-13. Suspension of classes was selectively extended by DepEd in schools utilized as evacuation centers as well as those which were still flooded.

Region X

Misamis Oriental (Gingoog City and Talisayan); Camiguin Province; Misamis Occidental (Ozamiz City) were flooded. Flood victims were evacuated to the Brgy. Hall stage, multipurpose center, 2 chapels and waiting shed

Region XI

Flashflood due to continuous rains occurred at Hijo River, Purok 2, Brgy. Panibasan, Maco and in the municipality of Compostela, Province of Compostela Valley on 5:00 PM, 2 February 2011. Forty-five (45) families were evacuated to the Compostela municipal gym

ARMM

Heavy rains and big waves occurred along the shorelines of Jolo, Sulu, affecting five (8) barangays, namely; Walled City, Alat, Chinese Pier, Asturias, Takut-Takut, Tulay, Town Proper, San Raymundo and Kasangayan with 1,140 families / 4,560 persons affected and displaced and about thirty (30) residential houses including a bamboo footbridge and other pathways were damaged. Some residents took refuge in safer places.

A total of fourteen (14) barangays were affected by the big waves and strong winds in Sulu Province: 8 in Jolo, 1 in Panamao, 1 in Pangutaran and 4 in Hadji Panglima Tahil. Jolo is still experiencing big waves and strong winds.

Sources of potable water in Jolo, Sulu are already contaminated