Tuesday, September 29, 2009

1 dead, 3,000 families evacuated in Calamba City

By Karen Lapitan
Inquirer Southern Luzon
First Posted 11:59 09/29/2009


Filed Under: Disasters (general), Flood, Evacuation (General)

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Philippines - One died and over 3,000 families in this city were evacuated to safe ground as floods spawned by typhoon Ondoy swamped this city, disaster officials reported on Tuesday morning.

Officials identified the dead as David Rafols, 20, a resident of Barangay (village) Looc, Calamba City while the city's Action Center said 3,084 families or 15,765 individuals were already in 43 designated evacuation centers in the area.

It added that so far, 4,598 families or 22, 015 persons in this city either fled from the floods or lost property due to the floods spawned by typhoon Ondoy.

City government and resident-volunteers had been clearing the streets of mud since Monday afternoon.

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