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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Tropical Storm Dujuan Soaks Southern Philippines

Thousand of residents in the Southern Philippines (Visayas and Mindanao) were evacuated due to floods and landslides as Tropical Storm Dujuan hit the area.

Dujuan has affected a total number of 5,475 people in the Davao and Caraga regions. 

About 5,054 individuals were sent to the evacuation centers and others were sent to the homes of their relatives and friends, according to the report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

NDRRMC also noted that 44 houses were partially damaged in the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.

Three roads and a bridge have been declared not passable in Southern Leyte, Leyte, and Davao de Oro due to flooding as of February 21.

Heavy rains that resulted in massive floods and landslides happened even before Dujuan made landfall in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Philippine Palace Spokesperson said in a statement that the health department has prepared P19.5 million worth of medicines, medical supplies, and health kits in its health development centers.

Dujuan weakens and turns into a Low-Pressure Area (LPA), estimated based at 50 km West Southwest of Legazpi City, Albay, Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon, on the latest bulletin of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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