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NDRRMC: Nearly 5,000 affected by ‘Usman’

/ 12:04 PM December 30, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — As of Sunday morning, a total of 1,274 families or 4,906 persons were affected by Tropical Depression “Usman” in Regions V and VIII, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported.

In its update issued 6 a.m. Sunday, NDRRMC noted that 1,169 families or 2,567 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in 29 barangays in the provinces of Region VIII.

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The agency also said that 78 areas were reportedly flooded in Regions V and VIII, while 59 areas experienced power interruptions during the inclement weather in Regions IV-A and IV-B.

A total of 3,678 passengers, 356 rolling cargoes, 28 vessels and 7 motorbancas were stranded, NDRRMC reported, adding that 36 domestic flights have been canceled since Thursday.

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Before it made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar on Saturday, “Usman” weakened into a low pressure area (LPA). /ee

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