No less than 9 individuals had been killed and 11 others had been lacking after heavy rain throughout the Philippines flooded villages and triggered landslides, authorities stated.
Extreme Tropical Storm Kompasu drenched swathes of essentially the most populous island of Luzon on Monday because it swept throughout the archipelago nation in direction of the South China Sea.
4 individuals had been killed in landslides within the landlocked mountainous province of Benguet, and one individual drowned within the coastal province of Cagayan, the nationwide catastrophe company stated.
Seven individuals had been lacking on Luzon island.
“Eleven municipalities had been flooded nevertheless it subsided this morning,” Cagayan provincial data officer Rogelio Sending instructed AFP.
Main highways and bridges had been flooded, he stated, however the water was retreating Tuesday.
The storm intensified the southwest monsoon, sparking a flash flood in a village within the western island province of Palawan, leaving 4 individuals lifeless and the identical quantity lacking.
“Round seven to eight barangays (villages) are nonetheless flooded… because of clogged drainage or lack of drainage,” stated Earl Timbancaya, a catastrophe officer within the metropolis of Puerto Princesa on Palawan.
“However it’s subsiding now.”
The Philippines is hit by a median of 20 storms and typhoons yearly, which usually wipe out harvests, houses and infrastructure in already impoverished areas.
As a result of a hotter environment holds extra water, local weather change will increase the chance and depth of flooding from excessive rainfall.
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