Monday, June 27, 2011

Tropical storm leaves 90 000 homeless in Philippines

At least two people were killed, 15 missing, 90 000 are affected and more than 700 000 were affected in Northern Philippines (photo) by the passage of tropical storm "Meari" which also hit southeastern South Korea . The National Council for Disaster Reduction and Management of the Philippines (NDRRMC) presented the preliminary assessment of damages "Meari" after three consecutive days of strong winds and heavy rains in the north of the country.

The storm, known in the Philippines as "Falcon", mainly affected the northern provinces of Central Luzon and Metro Manila, where many towns still under water, affecting more than 700 thousand people. Although "Meari" left the northern coast of the Philippines and South Korea advanced to the remnant rains continue to wreak havoc in parts of Central Luzon.

In the city of Marikina, about 25 000 people were taken to various evacuation centers in nearby areas after floods reached dangerous levels and the Marikina River was about to overflow. In neighboring Bulacan, civil protection authorities ordered the evacuation of a total of 133 thousand 533 people, after the strong winds and heavy rains destroyed or severely damaged hundreds of homes.

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