Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Conson Leaves Thousands Displaced

Tropical Cyclone Conson (local name Jolina), brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to parts of the Philippines after making its first landfall in Hernani, Eastern Samar on 06 September 2021. Twelve fishermen are missing in roughs seas off the coast of the province of Antique.

Flood rescue in Ormoc, Leyte Province, Philippines, September 2021. Photo: Coastguard Philippines

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in the Philippines, the storm affected a total of 12,213 people from 2,753 families across the provinces of Albay, Antique, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Masbate, Negros Occidental, Samar and Sorsogon.

As of 08 September, 10,976 people had been displaced, with around 8,000 staying in evacuation centres and others with family or friends. Two houses were completely destroyed and a further 24 damaged. A bridge and several roads were also damaged.

According to NDRRMC, rainfall from Conson caused flooding in 12 locations across the provinces of Masbate (1 location), Antique (2 locations), Cebu (2), Leyte (3) and Samar (4). Philippines Coast Guard also reported around 200 people were evacuated from floods in Naic in Cavite Province.

Catbalogan, the capital of the province of Samar, recorded 287 mm of rain in 24 hours to 07 September 2021. Tayabas in the province of Quezon saw 232 mm of rain in 24 hours to 08 September.

Tropical Storm Conson Jolina Philippines September 2021