Disaster officials in the Philippines say that over 75,000 people have been displaced by flooding and landslides after heavy rain in northern parts of Luzon Island.
Parts of Cagayan Valley (Region II) and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in the Philippines were flooded after heavy rain enhanced by the Northeast Monsoon and in the wake of Typhoon Kammuri (known locally as Tisoy) from 05 December, 2019. The Cagayan River at Buntun, Cagayan Province, reached 12.09 metres on 05 December, above critical stage (10 to 12 metres).
Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba declared a state of calamity for the province on 06 December.
The country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the worst hit areas were Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino in Cagayan Valley Region and Apayao and Kalinga in CAR. Flooding was reported in 113 locations, with 31 roads and 29 bridges closed.
As of 09 December, around 75,000 people have been displaced and 18 homes destroyed, including 12 in Apayao, 5 in Cagayan and 1 in Kalinga. Seventy school buildings were also damaged. Local media reported 4 fatalities in Isabela.
18 towns in Cagayan are submerged in flood. Even Isabela towns are in the same situation. Send help to them. pic.twitter.com/55JH9IU2G6
— rhodora (@rhodora_romero) December 6, 2019
LOOK: Several houses in Lasam, Cagayan are submerged in flood due to the heavy rainfall that hit Cagayan on Thursday, December 5. Photos from Krisandda Apil Cabaddu pic.twitter.com/IXssr4Krw9
— MovePH (@MovePH) December 6, 2019