NDRRMC: Nearly 5,000 affected by ‘Usman’
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.
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.
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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