Over 187,000 affected by flooding, landslides in Davao Region

Over 187,000 people affected by flooding, landslides in Davao Region

/ 10:17 AM January 18, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — The number of people affected by the flooding and landslides in the Davao Region jumped to more than 187,000, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s (NDRRMC) situational report on Thursday.

NDRRMC said out of the 187,108 persons, 156,540 are from Davao del Norte, 27,137 are from Davao de Oro, 3,331 are from Davao Oriental, and 100 are from Davao Occidental.

Of these affected individuals, NDRRMC said 6,709 are staying at 36 evacuation centers in the Davao Region.


On Wednesday, the NDRRMC only reported 2,212 Davao Region residents affected by landslides and flooding.


The incidents of flooding and landslides, which began Tuesday, were caused by the shear line or the convergence of cold winds brought by the northeast monsoon and warm winds from the easterlies.

Office of Civil Defense information officer Diego Mariano on Thursday said the agency has yet to receive reports of injuries and deaths due to the shear line’s effects in the region.

“As per latest official reports, there are no casualties yet due to shear line, [but] we are also verifying reports of casualties if there are any or if it’s related to shear line,” Mariano told reporters in a Viber message.

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC report said the government has provided P2.9 million worth of assistance to those affected.

READ: Parts of Davao de Oro flooded due to rains from shear line

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