At least one person has died after flooding in parts of Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines.
Flooding began after heavy rainfall from 08 February 2021. Borongan City in Eastern Samar Province recorded more than 117mm of rain in 24 hours to 09 February.
The Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported a young person died in flooding in Palo, Leyte Province, on 10 February 2021. Flooding struck after the Binahaan River broke its banks. Schools and offices were closed in Palo, Tolosa, Santa Fe, Alangalang, and San Miguel, as a result of flooding. PNA said around 2,515 families were displaced. Roads were closed in parts of Eastern and Northern Samar.
Earlier, flooding displaced around 300 people in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, in the Western Visayas Region, from 07 February. Flooding soon subsided and evacuees were able to return home soon after.
Eastern and Western Visayas Regions suffered severe flooding in mid-January this year which left 3 dead and 3 missing.