|Philippines : Tropical Cyclone : 2000/07/04-10|
|Outline||Tropical Depression Edeng in conjunction with the southwest monsoon has brought heavy rains over the entire area of Luzon and the Visayas in the Philippines. According to a report issued by the Philippine National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) on 6 July 2000, 12 persons have been killed, 5 persons have been injured and 1 person is missing. Meanwhile, the local news agency reports that 22 people have been killed so far.|
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|During the first week of July, two typhoons - Ditang (international code name Kirogi) and Edeng (international code name Kai-Tak) simultaneously hit Luzon. A few days after the twin typhoons, another one called Gloring hit Northern Luzon and part of Bicol province.
The twin typhoons swept through seven regions in Luzon leaving some 1.2 million people or around 230,000 families seriously affected by the resulting floods. Around 136,190 families abandoned their homes due to rising floodwaters and at least 42 people died, most of whom drowned in floodwaters and/or were electrocuted. Eleven persons were injured and 33 are still missing.
Another sad and tragic event was the collapse of the garbage mountain in Payatas, Quezon City on July 10, which claimed over 200 lives. More than 535 were injured and around 350 are still missing.
|Agence France-Presse 2000/07/12|
|The death toll from a garbage avalanche that wiped out an entire community of scavenger families near Manila climbed to 116 Wednesday, as fears grew about the risk of disease.
|OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/07/11|
According to the final bulletin issued by the Philippine National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) on 10 July 2000, 42 persons have been killed, 11 persons have been injured and 13 persons are missing, not including the collapse of the dumping site. According to the media, 77 people were killed by the collapse of the garbage pile.
In all, almost 64,000 families have been affected (NDCC).
11,310 families, respectively 54,308 persons have been evacuated to 219 evacuation centres (NDCC).
|1,682 houses have been destroyed and 6,587 houses have been damaged (NDCC).
Several dykes in Pangasinan and Pampanga provinces in Luzon are breached or washed out (NDCC).
Various roads leading to the Region of Ilocos and to the Carlatan are not passable (NDCC).
Almost all dams and reservoirs have reached their maximum spill levels (NDCC).
Damage to the infrastructure amounts to PHP 74 mio (approx. USD 1.7 mio) (NDCC).
Agriculture and livestock loss amounts to PHP 130 mio (approx. USD 2.9 mio) (NDCC).
|ACT Alert Philippines 2000/06/10|
|As of 9 July, 42 persons have been reported dead, mostly from drowning and, according to the Philippine National Disaster Co-ordinating Council (NDCC), a total of 1.2 million families have been affected, most of whom are now sheltering in various evacuation centres.|