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Close to 9,000 people in NCR, Calabarzon affected by Maring—NDRRMC

/ 12:01 PM September 13, 2017
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Enterprising residents use an improvised raft which is made of used plastic bottles to ferry commuters through a flooded street after overnight rains brought about by tropical depression Maring, inundated low-lying areas Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 in Bacoor township, Cavite province south of Manila, Philippines. A tropical depression has dumped heavy rains in the Philippines, flooding metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces and causing a landslide. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Close to 9,000 persons were affected by Tropical Storm “Maring” (international name: Doksuri), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Wednesday.

A total of 2,103 families or 8,793 persons were affected from 109 barangays (villages) in the National Capital Region and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangaz, Rizal, Quezon), a report from the disaster agency said.

Of these, 1,953 families or 7,938 persons were sheltered in evacuation centers.


Three were reported killed (2 in Tanay; 1 in Quezon from landslides) and five were reported missing in Laguna.

READ: Maring’ dumps heavy rains; 5 dead

The NDRRMC also said 169 areas were flooded in NCR and Central Luzon due to rains dumped by Maring.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Central Office have stockpiles and standby funds worth P838,623830.73, it added. /idl

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