Philippines - Tropical Storm MEGI, update (NDRRMC, PAGASA, GDACS, International Disaster Charter) (ECHO daily Flash of 19 April 2022)

  • The passage of Tropical Storm MEGI on 10-11 April over the Eastern Visayas Region (central-eastern Philippines) caused floods and landslides, which resulted in casualties and damage across the central and southern Philippines, particularly in the Visayas Region.

  • According to the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 175 people have died (156 of which in Eastern Visayas), 110 are missing and 8 others have been injured.

  • As per the latest reports of 19 April, there are approximately 307,500 people displaced, while more than 2 Million persons have been affected. About 11,300 houses, 58 road sections and eight bridges have been damaged or destroyed. A State of Calamity has been declared for 17 Cities/Municipalities in the central Philippines. The International Disaster Charter 756 was activated for the Philippines.

  • No heavy rainfall is forecast on 19-20 April over the Philippines.