Jolo still flooded – NDRRMC

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm 

MANILA, Feb. 10 — Despite improving weather conditions, at least five villages in Jolo town in Sulu province remain in knee-deep floods, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Thursday.

In its update Thursday afternoon, the NDRRMC said the submerged areas in Jolo included Asturias, San Raymundo, Alat, Tulay, and Takut-Takut villages.

The NDRRMC said floods caused by rains from a low-pressure area last week had caused more than P538 million in damages.

The NDRRMC reported that at least 135,086 families or 638,254 persons were affected in 768 villages of 85 towns and five cities in the areas of Capiz in Region VI; Southern Leyte in Region VIII; Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental and Camiguin in Region X;

Compostela Valley in Region XI; Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Islands in CARAGA Region; and Sulu in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Some 910 families or 4,264 people were being served in 31 evacuation centers, the NDRRMC said, adding that other evacuees started to return to their respective homes. (PNA) DCT/LAM/JCA

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