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Philippines (the): Flood: 2000/01 - 02 Country Information on DRR

Period 2000/01 - 02
Country or District Philippines (the)
Event Type Flood
Outline A week of torrential rain at the end of January 2000 has caused flash floods on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. Affected population is 153,885, evacuated population is 14,460, fatalities is 34, missing persons is 16. Houses totally destroyed is 55.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/02/08
Amount of damage to governmental infrastructure is USD1.63 mill.
Amount of damage to agriculture is USD 2.45 mill.
Reuters 2000/02/03
The Office for Civil Defence (OCD) said that the floods, which struck six provinces on Mindanao island, had caused an estimated 169 million pesos ($4.1 million) in damaged crops.

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Reuters 2000/02/16
One person drowned and more than 7,000 others fled their homes after floods caused by heavy rains swept low-lying areas of Davao city in the southern Philippines.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/02/08
Disaster management seems to be under control at local level. The NDCC has coordinated with the local disaster coordination councils in the area to speed up relief efforts for the victims. The Government has also extended medical services and distributed relief goods to the affected families.

Reuters 2000/02/03
Floods and landslides in the southern Philippines have killed 23 people and caused widespread crop damage, but the water has begun to recede, civil defence officials said on Thursday.