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Philippines (the): Typhoon: 2000/07/04-10 Country Information on DRR

Period 2000/07/04-10
Country or District Philippines (the)
Event Type Typhoon
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.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
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.

Affected population

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.

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Reuters 2000/07/12
Philippine rescue workers called for extra chemicals and protective gear on Wednesday to ward off disease as they plucked more corpses from the ruins of a Manila shantytown buried under tons of garbage.

IFRC 2000/07/12
In a race against time, the Philippine Red Cross stepped up its search and rescue operation in the shantytown of Payatas, just outside Manila. After days of heavy rains, hundreds of people were buried under refuse as a wall of garbage in this main dump site in Manila collapsed. At least 85 people were killed, and more than one hundred others are believed still buried under a mountain of garbage.

Agence France-Presse 2000/07/12
Death toll rises to 116 as disease fears grow in Philippine dump

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/07/11
The Philippines experienced an accumulation of disasters from the 4 to the 10 July 2000. In conjunction with yearly southwest monsoon, two tropical depressions "Ditang" and "Edeng" associated with the typhoons Kirogi and Kai-tak dumped heavy rains over the Regions of Ilocos, Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Western Visaya, the National Capital Region and over Carlatan since 4 July 2000. Heavy rains led to floods of wide areas and to several landslides. On 10 July about 70 to 100 houses were buried beneath garbage at the Payatas Dump Site in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Continuous rains had caused the loosening of the soil foundation of the dumping site, consequently eroding the pile of garbage. Moreover, a live electric cable that dropped to ground had ignited the garbage pile and caused a major fire at the site.

ACT Alert Philippines  2000/07/10

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/07/07
Various government agencies including the Armed Forces of the Philippines have dispatched trucks, rubber boats and amphibian trucks to help in the rescue and relief operations. In the National Capital Region, the Office of Civil Defense and the Office of the President have distributed food and assorted relief goods. 23 evacuation centres have reportedly been established.

Reuters 2000/07/07
At least 27 people have been killed in the northern Philippines this week in floods and landslides caused by a typhoon. About 40,000 people have taken shelter in evacuation centres on the northern island of Luzon following the rains.

AFP 2000/07/05
Seven people have died and more than 120,000 others have fled their homes after typhoon Kirogi and a lesser storm triggered floods in Manila and the northern Philippines.