Rain in Mindanao


At least four people drowned after heavy flooding in large areas of the rain-soaked Philippines, authorities said Thursday, with some of the waters up to chest height.
Over-flowing rivers swamped coastal population centres on the major southern island of Mindanao, causing all the known fatalities, rescuers said, and Manila was also under threat.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in the capital said 19 towns were under floodwater after heavy rains driven by a storm began falling on Monday.
“The water in some parts were chest-deep,” said Nasser Mastura, vice governor of Maguindanao province that is among those heavily inundated.
“We have removed thousands to safer grounds,” he said on local television, without giving exact numbers.

1 comment:

matt said...

Did the The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council do any reductions since last year or is it just a title?

I know a lot of these problems are down to rivers being clogged by people tipping in them as well as building houses upon them but every year things get washed away and then people rebuild again.

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