60,000 people affected by monsoon rains enhanced by ‘Hanna’
About 60,000 persons were affected by monsoon rains enhanced by Typhoon Hanna (international name: Soudelor) in Maguindanao, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Friday.
A total of 70 villages in eight municipalities — Ampatuan, Datu Salibo, Northern Kabuntalan, Mother Kabuntalan, Sultan Kudarat, Sultan Masura,
Datu Montawal and Datu Piang— experienced knee-deep floods in recent days due to intermittent light to heavy rains.
The affected persons were not displaced from their homes, however.
A total of 12,340 families or 60,700 persons were affected, NDRRMC said.
The breakdown of number of persons affected:
Ampatuan – 6,815 persons
Datu Salibo – 16,070
Northern Kabuntalan -12,195
Kabuntalan – 905
Sultan Kudarat – 10,520
Sultan Mastura – 3,095
Datu Montawal – 11,100
Datu Piang – validation is still ongoing
In Bukidnon, 880 persons were evacuated in Malaybalay City and Valencia City due to the rains this week.
The southwest monsoon in Mindanao was enhanced by Typhoon Hanna, which was earlier the strongest storm for 2015.
Hanna is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Saturday morning.
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