Close to 14K families affected by 'Auring' in 3 regions

Philippine News Agency
February 22, 2021

'AURING' DAMAGE. A house in Barangay Pongtod, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur is damaged by flood due to heavy rains caused by then tropical storm "Auring", now weakened into tropical depression, on Sunday (Feb. 21, 2021).  The weather disturbance has brought incessant rains for days, causing flooding in several low-lying areas. (Photo courtesy of Marco Campos Orcullo)

MANILA – About 13,816 families or 53,236 persons in three regions in Mindanao were affected by the onslaught of tropical depression "Auring" (international name Dujuan), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported.

The latest data as of 8 a.m. Monday show that the residents are from 216 barangays in Regions 10, 11, and the Caraga.

Mark Cashean Timbal, NDRRMC deputy spokesperson, said 12,825 families are temporarily sheltered in 308 evacuation centers.

As a result, 179 houses were damaged in Caraga region alone, according to the NDRRMC.

"Auring" is now heading towards Eastern Samar and may make landfall over the area in the next six to 12 hours, the weather bureau said Monday. (PNA) 


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