Philippines – Agaton Floods Update

The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) today updated the figures on the recent flood disaster that struck the southern Philippines earlier this month.

The disaster initially began as a Low Pressure Area (LPA) that moved over southern Mindanao, bringing heavy rainfall between 11-12 January. This weather system later developed into a tropical depression, known as Agaton locally and elsewhere as Lingling. This tropical depression was eventually downgraded on Monday 20 January 2014 to a Low Pressure Area (LPA) as it weakened.

As of 27 January 2014, the figures of the flood disaster from the NDRRMC state:

  • 64 dead
  • 85 injured
  • 10 missing
  • $8.45 million crops and infrastructure damaged
  • 1.14 million individuals have been affected
  • 108,991 individuals displaced and are currently housed in 235 evacuation centres
  • $1.33 million of relief goods has so far been provided to those affected
agaton floods
Landslides and flood damage caused by Agaton in the Philippines.