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State of Emergency Declared in DavNor, Philippines

Posted by feww on January 21, 2013

Flood emergency as 40,000 people evacuated in Davao del Norte province, Philippines

A State of Emergency has been declared in the province Davao del Norte following an extreme rain event that has triggered severe flooding throughout the region since last week. 

  • “The province is practically under the water for four days now so I have declared a state of emergency,” said the provincial  governor.”
  • The worst-hit areas are the municipalities of Kapalong , Carmen and Asuncion, said the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (PDRRMC).
  • More than 1,100 people have also been evacuated from New Corella, said the report.
  • “A total blackout has been reported in Kapalong for two days now and in Asuncion, while partial blackout was reported in Mankilam, Tagum City.”

Flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia displaces 100,000

Severe flooding in Jakarta has now claimed dozens of lives, affecting about 250,000 people and forcing more than 100,000 out of their homes.

  • At its peak, flooding inundated about a third of the Indonesian capital with up to 2 meters of water.

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