More Deaths in Philippines Floods

Update 17 January 2014

NDRRMC have reported that the death toll from the floods and landslides in the Philippines is now 34. More than 400,000 people have been displaced by the flooding and landslides.

Original Report

The death toll in the current Philippines floods has now risen to 26 according to the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ( NDRRMC). 36 people have been reported as injured and there are still 11 people missing.

The floods and landslides have affected 339,870 people across14 provinces. 255 evacuation centres have been set up in order to house 206,120 people that have been displaced by the floods.

Transport has also suffered. Flood water and landslides have either damaged or blocked 71 roads and 37 bridges Over 10,000 hectares of crops have also been damaged.


In their latest update, the NDRRMC also said that more areas have been declared a state of calamity. In Davao Oriental, the areas include Tarragona, Manay, Caraga, Baganga, Cateel and Boston. Kauswagan, in Lanao del Norte, has also been declared a state of calamity.

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Floods in Cateel, Davao.

The heavy rain and flooding has also now affected as many as 54 villages in Capiz province in the Western Visayas region. The areas of Sigma and Panit-an have been particularly badly affected.

Sources: NDRRMC (PDF); Inquirer