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UNDRO 91/1686

PHILIPPINES - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
7 NOVEMBER 1991

1. HEAVY RAINS CAUSED BY TROPICAL STORM URING WHICH STRUCK CENTRAL PHILIPPINES ON 5 NOVEMBER 1991 RESULTED IN DEVASTATING FLASH FLOODS IN ISLANDS OF NEGROS AND LEYTE.

2. ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGE AND NEEDS BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES IS STILL UNDERWAY. ELECTRICITY AND COMMUNICATIONS NOT OPERATIONAL IN AFFECTED AREAS. INITIAL REPORTS PROVIDED BY CENTRAL OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE (OCD) YIELD FOLLOWING DATA: