Philippines – Deadly Flash Floods in Cebu

At least 9 people have been killed in flash floods in the central Philippines after heavy rain brought by Tropical Depression 02W, known locally as “Crising”.

Typhoon Crising was downgraded to a Low Pressure Area after it made landfall in Samar on Saturday 15 April.  Heavy rain continued in Cebu Province throughout Sunday 16 April.

Eight of the nine fatalities occurred in the city of Carmen, Cebu, where a river overflowed on Sunday 16 April. Another fatality was reported in Danao City. As many as 10 people are thought to have been injured during the floods.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said 73 houses in Carmen were either destroyed or damaged.

The Cebu Provincial Government said that Tropical Depression Crising affected Barangays Dawis Sur, Dawis Norte, Puente, Ipil, Cantumog and Cogon west in Carmen, northern Cebu.

Response

The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office has distributed tents to help house more than 200 families displaced by the floods. The families were temporarily housed in the town’s crisis center immediately after the floods struck.

The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office is also distributing bags of rice and casualty assistance to the victims in coordination with the Carmen’s social welfare office.

Flood summary

Last updated: April 17, 2017
Event
Central Visayas Region, Philippines, April 2017
Date
April 15, 2017
Type
Flash flood, River flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall

Locations

A - Danao City
B - Carmen

Magnitude

Rainfall level
107.8 mm in 24 hours
Tagbilaran - April 15 to April 16, 2017
Rainfall level
82 mm in 24 hours
Mactan - April 15 to April 16, 2017

Damages

Fatalities
10 people
April 15 to April 17, 2017

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