Within the last 24 hrs torrential rains have caused massive flooding in Manila the Philippines capital. Heavy rains from various Typhoons beginning August 1 brought more than 472mm of rainfall since late Monday. The Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council [NDRRMC] reports 11 confirmed deaths so far, this is inclusive of 9 deaths and four injured persons from a landslide in Quezon City on Tuesday, August 7.
Three dams surrounding the capital of Metro Manila are at spilling levels, and four further North are in similar condition. 466 homes in the capital are reported totally destroyed, and 64 are counted partially damaged, so far. A total estimate of 267,850 families/1,230,813 persons are listed affected by the NDRRMC, as of today.
ChildFund’s operations are also affected 5774 families are affected in 11 communities out of which are 360 ChildFund enrolled children and 1,083 of their siblings. Communities located just beside the Tripa De Galina riverbank are up to 6’ deep in water. Forced and voluntary evacuations to centres are under way but there still remain many families stranded.
The National Office and local Partner are working on providing immediate support to the affected families.