Monday, August 13, 2012

Habagat Flood: 5,713 Community Partners Affected, Relief Efforts Ongoing

Heavy monsoon rains started pouring over Metro Manila and surrounding provinces on Monday evening, August 6. By Tuesday afternoon, evacuation centers were filling up as waters rose, flowing over bridges, flooding entire communities, and carrying away houses on the banks of streams and rivers.  

Reports as of August 13  showed that more than three million individuals were affected and 89 were dead, mostly by drowning and also by landslide and electrocution.

Among CCT-assisted individuals, some 5,713 were affected, particularly in Metro Manila and the provinces of Rizal, Laguna, Bulacan, Cavite, Pangasinan, and Nueva Ecija.  

Efforts to help those affected were begun by CCT staff as early as Wednesday, August 8. 

Facts at a glance:

Community partners affected: 5,713
Individuals fed (at evacuation centers):  1,163
Persons given relief items : 4,585
Persons provided with drinking water: 734
Persons given clothing items / blankets: 246

Praise God for staff who worked beyond and above the call of duty distributing relief items, for volunteers who helped, giving time and energy , and for caring individuals who shared blessings in cash and in kind.  

Photos: Faith Poblete 

Repacking of relief items 

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