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Philippines (the):Flood:1999/08

Duration1999/08 The heavy rainfall have been pouring down for a week. It have provoked lethal floods and landslides in the Metropolitan Manila and nearly provinces. Most severely affected is the Rizal Province. Other provinces, such as Pangasinan, Pampanga or Bulacan have also been inundated. Heavy monsoon rains left 177 people dead and 1.3 billion pesos (33 million dollars) in damage.
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OCHA Situation Report No. 2 1999/08/11
130 people killed and 32 injured. Latest media reports indicate 152 persons killed.
2,096,341 persons have been affected (418,106 families) and 64,296 have been evacuated (13,437 families).

798 houses have been totally destroyed and 10,964 damaged.

Estimated total losses caused by the rains: approx. USD 18 million, among which approx. USD 12 million concern the agricultural sector.

AFP 1999/08/11
More than two million people had been displaced by the rains and landslides, with 40,781 persons still in evacuation centers.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1(1999/08/05)
59 people killed and at least 32 are injured.
1,516,308 persons have been affected (312,008 families) and 51,840 have been evacuated

264 houses have been totally destroyed and 2,114 damaged

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  • AFP 1999/08/18
    Damage to agriculture reached 857.6 million pesos and infrastructure reported 448.2 million pesos in losses.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 1999/08/11
    The Government of the Republic of Philippines has so far not asked for international assistance.
  • AFP 1999/08/11
    The death toll in landslides and floods caused by heavy monsoon rains in the Philippines last week mounted to 160 as more bodies were recovered from a housing estate buried by a mudslip.
  • Agence France-Presse (1999/8/9)
    The death toll in devastating floods rose to 130 Monday as receding floodwaters revealed more bodies and government investigators blamed environment officials for a housing tragedy.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1(1999/8/5)
    The Philippines National Red Cross (PNRC) is assisting local authorities in the evacuation and in the distribution of initial relief goods. So far, over 8,860 families (or 41,000 persons) have received PNRC emergency supplies.
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