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MANILA: The number of people affected by floods triggered by the tail end of a cold front has exceeded 245,000, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said yesterday.
Affected persons include those living in flooded areas, those displaced and are now in evacuation centres or with their relatives, and those who lost properties and livelihood.
The NDRRMC said a total of 59,304 families or 245,487 persons were affected.
As of 3pm yesterday, a total of 83,266 people or 19,271 families had received assistance from relief teams. Of this, 65,611 people or 14,174 families are still inside evacuation centres.
The NDRRMC reported that the number of residents inside evacuation centres have risen to 122,776.
The number went down to 65,611 persons in the afternoon as some people returned to their homes due to the improved weather condition.
The floods have left six people dead and six others injured with damage to property estimated at P58m.
Three bridges and nine roads in Davao and Caraga remain impassable due to flooding.
The government has provided more than P809,000 worth of assistance to the affected people.
The Philippine Star