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24 Jun 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0221

PHILIPPINES - TROPICAL STORM GADING
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
24 JUNE 1994

SITUATION

1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 'GADING' HIT THE METRO MANILA AREA AND THE PROVINCES OF AURORA, NUEVA ECIJA, PAMPANGA, TARLAC AND ZAMBALES, ALL IN LUZON, ON THURSDAY, 23 JUNE 1994.

2. DUE TO CONTINUOUS DOWNPOUR OF RAIN, LOW LYING AREAS IN METRO MANILA WENT UNDERWATER. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE STRANDED AS MANY ROADS BECAME IMPASSABLE. HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES EVACUATED TO TEMPORARY SHELTER.