7 of 10 SINKING & TILTING; Taiwan flooding kills six people with two more missing! Philippines: Floods, big waves kill 7! India: Floods affect over 30,000 in Assam!

Taiwan SINKING:

/ Taiwan flooding kills six people with two more missing /

Philippines SINKING:

/ Big waves swept coastal villages in several provinces in Mindanao and sank a boat in Palawan province, killing at least seven people, as rescuers searched for scores of fishermen out at sea following monsoon rains since Monday. Floods also occurred in Sarangani, Maguindanao, Bukidnon, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces, and in Cotabato City even before a storm reported by weathermen to be brewing east of northern Mindanao could possibly hit the area in the next two days. /

/ Flood kills 2, affects 3,154 families in Soccsksargen. Two persons died and at least 3,154 families were affected by flashfloods brought about by the recent spate of rains that affected a large part of Soccsksargen Region. /

/ Two people were killed and a teenager went missing after torrential rain brought flash floods in three villages in Saranggani province early Tuesday, a report from Radyo Inquirer 990AM said Wednesday. /

/ Search and rescue teams are the continuing the search for the 61 reported missing persons who were swept away by a flash flood in Sarangani Province Monday evening, June 11 /

/ Three people were confirmed dead while dozens of others, mostly fishermen out at sea, went missing as rain-induced flashfloods, landslides and huge waves hit five Mindanao provinces and several cities, officials said Wednesday. Ramos said the floods have affected Bukidnon, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and Sarangani, and Cotabato City. Huge waves also battered coastal areas in Sarangani province. /

/ Flashfloods hit 2 Bukidnon villages. Heavy rains brought flashfloods here and in nearby Lantapan town Tuesday afternoon, damaging the properties of at least 150 families but causing no casualties, the Malaybalay City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported. /

Indonesia SINKING:

/ Heavy rains since yesterday until today, Friday (08/06/2012) which resulted in Ambon flushed thousands of homes flooded in some areas. Flooding that occurred early that morning, making residents should secure belongings. /

/ Floods that hit several areas in the district was, Gorontalo province, soaking hundreds of houses. One meter high flood that occurred in the village of Lamu District Tilamuta that soaking a number of houses inhabited by 133 families, 150 families Mohungo Village, West Village Pentadu Pentadu 100 East Village and 82 families. /

/ One of the villages worst hit by the brunt of the waves is due to a fishing village in the hamlet Meduran, Beji village. At least 15 homes damaged, while the wall along one kilometer of water weeper also hit by the waves destroyed. /

Past week:

India TILTING:

/ The first wave of floods that hit Assam about a week ago continues to wreak havoc, affecting over 30,000 people in seven districts of the state till Tuesday. The official flood report said Lakhimpur, Darrang, Hailakandi, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Udalguri and Nagaon districts had been affected. The flood water have also submerged 1,096 hectares of crop area in the affected districts, the report said. /

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Philippines:

 

Floods, big waves kill 7; storm coming

Big waves swept coastal villages in several provinces in Mindanao and sank a boat in Palawan province, killing at least seven people, as rescuers searched for scores of fishermen out at sea following monsoon rains since Monday.

Floods also occurred in Sarangani, Maguindanao, Bukidnon, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces, and in Cotabato City even before a storm reported by weathermen to be brewing east of northern Mindanao could possibly hit the area in the next two days.

In Davao City, a year-old girl was killed in a landslide at Barangay (village) Marilog on Monday.

Most parts of the country could expect more rains today with the anticipated arrival of the storm, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Once it enters the country, it will be named “Buchoy” (international code-name: Guchol).

The approaching storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 80 kph, Pagasa said. As of Wednesday, it was spotted 1,370 km east of Mindanao and was moving west northwest at 15 kph.

The storm may arrive Thursday or early Friday, and is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon which is bringing rains to most parts of the country.

“We already advised all local officials to prepare,” Benito Ramos, executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, told a radio station based in Cotabato City Wednesday.

Drowning victims

Three people drowned after big waves hit coastal communities at Glan town in Sarangani, according to its mayor, Victor James Yap Sr.

The fatalities were identified as Segapo Cabalinding, Orlando Mata and Primo Ortega.

Floodwaters began to rise Tuesday morning and several roads and bridges were destroyed, Yap said. Some 500 families took shelter in a gymnasium.

In Maasim town, 118 people were reported missing in eight coastal barangays as of 7 a.m. yesterday. Mayor Arturo Lawa identified the villages as Kamanga (29 missing), Poblacion (24), Kabatiol (19), Kablacan (19), Tinoto (7), Colon (11), Kanalo (7) and Pananag (2).

All the missing persons were fishermen whose fishing vessels capsized on Tuesday due to strong wind and big waves in the Sarangani Bay, Lawa said. “We were able to rescue 27 other fishermen.”

10 still missing

Lawa said there were reports that many of the missing fishermen had survived. They did not receive any warning about the bad weather on Tuesday as they were out at sea as early as Monday night, he said.

All over the province, Navy and Philippine Coast Guard personnel have rescued more than 40 fishermen since Tuesday night, Sarangani Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez said. “A rescue mission is going on,” he added.

In northern Palawan, Commodore Alex Lopez, head of the Joint Task Force Malampaya based in El Nido, confirmed four fatalities—two males and two females—in the sinking of the ferry boat MV Joecell 2 after smashing into sharp corals near Tent Island at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tent Island is a small protrusion of limestone in the picturesque seascape of El Nido.

At least 10 other passengers were still missing, Lopez said. Most of the passengers are residents of the island village of Liminangcong in Taytay town, who were traveling to El Nido or catching another vessel to Manila.

Authorities were unable to provide accurate information on the exact number of passengers but said the manifest indicated 34 people on board, excluding a crew of 12.

Survivor’s account

“We were swept by the strong winds and rough seas and I suddenly felt we hit something underneath,” recalled Grace Sagun, one of the 22 passengers who swam to the island.

She said the lights in the boat then went out and the people panicked. Blinded by rain and darkness, as it was almost midnight, Sagun said she decided to jump off the boat amid the confusion.

According to her, she realized she and the passengers were closer to shore than she had thought because she almost instantly found herself clinging to a rock. “I saw the dead body of a young boy floating in the water,” she said.

As there was a mobile phone signal on the island, Sagun said she was able to contact the Coast Guard, “but I had to tell them they could not come to us because of the strong waves.”

Three of the bodies were brought to shore while another was retrieved by fishermen in a boat.

“We can’t say yet if all passengers have been accounted for,” Commodore Armand Balilo, Coast Guard spokesperson, said in Manila.

Rescue mission

Balilo said 16 passengers and crew members were rescued by a passing motorboat, the Princess Rachelle, and another eight by a yacht, the Novena. Thirty others were rescued by fishermen and private seacraft owners from El Nido.

A Philippine Navy ship and a Coast Guard vessel, the BRP Romblon, could not reach the survivors on Tent because of submerged rocks and reefs.

Navotas, Davao del Sur

On Monday, seven fishermen from Navotas City were rescued by a passing cargo vessel, the MV Ocean Prosperity, after their boat sank off Rosario town in Cavite province.

In Davao del Sur province, a mission was launched to search for seven fishermen who were out in the open sea off Digos City. Rey Caballero, head of the city’s disaster risk reduction and management council, said he hoped they had drifted to a safe area.

Dennis Domingo, information officer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Mindanao, said the floods had displaced hundreds of families in the region.

In Maguindanao and Cotabato City, floods also displaced over 6,000 families, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said Wednesday.

“Our men in the field reported 5,507 affected families in Sultan Kudarat alone and we are closely monitoring the weather condition,” said Loreto Rirao, OCD head for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Sultan Kudarat Mayor Tocao Mastura said the floods proved that the P500-million Simuay River diversion canal could not protect the residents. The project was undertaken by a private contractor and supervised by the Department of Public Works and Highways under the flood control program of the previous Arroyo administration.

Cotabato City Vice Mayor Muslimim Sema also wanted an investigation into the P49-million dredging project, which was abandoned by a Manila-based contractor, Cuerpo Construction Co.

Disaster measures

City Administrator Cynthia Sayadi said an evacuation plan had long been mapped out and would be carried through the help of social welfare and health personnel, village officials, the police and the military.

Residents near river tributaries were also asked to conduct frequent monitoring of water levels, said Rirao, the ARMM-OCD head. “When the water consistently rises, they should leave their homes,” he said.

In Kidapawan City, residents along the riverbanks have long been ordered to evacuate, according to its mayor, Rodolfo Gantuangco.

Evacuation plans were also crafted for areas identified as geohazards in Compostela Valley, said Raul Villocino, the provincial disaster officer.

Compostela Valley

“We are constantly monitoring the weather and closely coordinating with disaster officials in Compostela Valley’s 11 municipalities. So far, rain has been minimal. Everything’s normal,” Villocino told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by mobile phone.

In Davao Oriental, search and rescue units in every police station have been put on alert for easier mobilization in case of flooding and landslides, said Senior Superintendent Perpetuo Macion, provincial police chief.

Mayor Lolita Moral of the rice-producing municipality of Braulio Dujali, said volunteers had been trained in disaster-preparedness, “making us prepared anytime.”

In Davao City, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau ordered the relocation of people in 40 houses following the landslide in Marilog. Reports from Aquiles Z. Zonio, Carlo Agamon, Orlando Dinoy, Germelina Lacorte, Frinston Lim, Jeoffrey Maitem and Charlie Señase, Inquirer Mindanao; Redempto Anda, Inquirer Southern Luzon; and Leila B. Salaverria and Jerome Aning in Manila

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Flood kills 2, affects 3,154 families in Soccsksargen

KORONADAL CITY, June 13 (PIA) -- Two persons died and at least 3,154 families were affected by flashfloods brought about by the recent spate of rains that affected a large part of Soccsksargen Region.

In a report this morning, Sarangani Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said that 568 families in Barangays Pangyan, Big Margus ,and Cross in Glan town, Sarangani were affected by flashfloods at around 6:00 a.m. yesterday, June 12.

Two persons died in the incident. The PDRRMO report identified the fatalities as Segapo Cabegdeng, 63, of Barangay Cross and Rolando Mata, 40, a fisherman from Calumpang, General Santos City, who both died of drowning.

According to the report , Brgy. Cross sustained the most damage with 139 houses totally washed out and 111 other sustaining partial damages. Twelve houses in Big Margus as well as 7 in Cross were totally wrecked.

Ben Solarte, PDRRMO head of Sarangani, said Gov. Migs Dominguez and Mayor Tata Yap have already sent teams to the affected to distribute emergency food assistance because belongings and food items of the affected families were soaked in water and mud.

At around 9:00 p.m. last June 11, Monday, Barangays Obial, Sta. Clara Hinalaan, and Himulan in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat province were also flooded.

The flashflood, according to a report of Kalamansig MDRRMO, affected at least 2,460 families who were evacuated to a safer area. Only two houses were washed out by the flood.

No fatality was recorded but two bridges were left impassable.

The same report cited that the flashflood could have wrought more damage to life and property if the Emergency Warning System (EWS) of Barangay Sta. Clara were not activated early by its barangay DRRRC.

Evacuated families have already returned to their homes but were advised to be always on alert since rains are expected to continue.

In Kidapawan City North Cotabato, three houses in Lapu-Lapu St., Poblacion were washed out when Nuangan River overflowed around 1:30 a.m. yesterday.

Fifty other houses from Cotelco Village, Perez St. Dawn’s Café were affected by flood waters when rivers and canals in the area.
Kidapawan City Emergency Response Unit (KidCeru) with the Philippine Red Cross, 505 DREAM Rescue Team and the Philippine National Police immediately conducted rescue operations to bring the residents to safety.

Psalmer Bernalte of the KidCeru said more than two hours of rain caused Nuangan River, Saguing River, and Marbol River overrun their banks.

According to the NDRRMC update on the Kidapawan flooding incident, the number of families affected reached 126.

In an interview this morning, Dennis Domingo II, information officer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development 12, confirmed that initial assistance have been sent to the families affected by the recent incidents. Additional assistance may follow depending on the need of the local government units concerned. (DEDoguiles/PIA 12)

http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=1611339571599

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2 dead in Saranggani floods

MANILA, Philippines – Two people were killed and a teenager went missing after torrential rain brought flash floods in three villages in Saranggani province early Tuesday, a report from Radyo Inquirer 990AM said Wednesday.

The report quoted National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Benito Ramos as saying that two people, identified as Segapo Cabigding, 63, and Rolando Mata, 40, were killed after flash floods brought by continuous heavy rains hit villages Big Margus, Pangyan and Cross – all of Glan in Saranggani Province around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.

At least 40 persons were rescued, the NDRRMC said.

Meanwhile, 15-year-old Rani Pregoner of Kabatiol, Maasim was reported missing.

In its latest update, NDRRMC said 568 people were affected by the flooding and 273 houses were totally and partially damaged.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/211769/2-dead-in-saranggani-floods

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61 still missing in Sarangani flash flood

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Search and rescue teams are the continuing the search for the 61 reported missing persons who were swept away by a flash flood in Sarangani Province Monday evening, June 11.

In a resolution approved by Glan Mayor James Victor Yap, the entire municipality of Glan was already declared under a state of calamity.

Yap said that the flash flood left an estimated P20-million damage on properties in the municipality with at least 30 houses totally destroyed.

He said that Vice-president Jejomar Binay had already committed 1,000 packs of relief goods for the affected families.

Aside from the provincial government and the neighboring municipalities, Sarangani Province Representative Manny Pacquiao also pledged financial support for the victims and for the search and rescue operations, Yap said.

Convergence and collaboration of rescue and relief operations between the local government, PNP, Philippine Army, Navy, Coast Guard and other disaster relief and rescue units are currently being conducted in the affected barangays in the municipalities of Glan and Maasim.

Evacuation centers

Maj Jake Obligado, Civil-Military Operations Chief of the 10th Infantry Division, said that the missing individuals were indentified after the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils of the municipalities of Maasim and Glan conducted house-to-house surveys in every barangay to physically account for the affected families.

Obligado said that a total of 765 affected families are presently housed in 4 evacuation centers in the municipality of Glan.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) also reported that 276 persons, mostly fishermen, have been either rescued or washed ashore after the flash flood.

The Sarangani PDRRMO said that the local government of Maasim has dispatched search and rescue teams to barangay Big Margus in Glan.

Search and rescue units will also be dispatched to Balut Island to scour for more survivors.

2 persons were confirmed dead in the flooding brought by the torrential rain.

Meanwhile in Palawan, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) found and retrieved the body of a sixth casualty in the MV Joecill 2 sea tragedy that occurred in El Nido, Palawan Tuesday.

The victim was identified as Juanito Tito, a village councillor of Barangay New Guinlo, Taytay.

Survivors interviewed over local radio DWAR said they last saw Tito removing his life jacket and giving it to an elderly passenger before they jumped together into the water.

According to the PCG, 6 passengers have been reported missing by relatives, while 56 have been rescued. Two of those missing were an 8-month-old infant and a certain Julito Buenafe.

The owner of the vessel, Silverio Atienza of Silverio Shipping Lines, acknowledged during a radio interview that the boat manifest did not include the names of other passengers who took the boat.

The Western Command reported 7 dead so far, while another unidentified body was retrieved Thursday afternoon. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing. – With reports from Karlos Manlupig/Rappler.com

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3 dead, dozens missing in Mindanao areas as storm nears PH

DAVAO CITY–Three people were confirmed dead while dozens of others, mostly fishermen out at sea, went missing as rain-induced flashfloods, landslides and huge waves hit five Mindanao provinces and several cities, officials said Wednesday.

Benito Ramos, executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, told a Cotabato City-based radio station that the floods and the storm surges were caused by bad weather as the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration reported about a storm that may enter the Philippine area of responsibility in the next two days.

Ramos said the floods have affected Bukidnon, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and Sarangani, and Cotabato City.

Huge waves also battered coastal areas in Sarangani province.

“We already advised all local officials to prepare. Pagasa reported that the typhoon will enter the country by Thursday or Friday,” he said.

In its bulletin issued 5 a.m. Wednesday, the weather bureau said the shallow low pressure area was estimated to be 210 kilometers east of Northern Mindanao.

“Flashfloods and landslides alert remain over the entire region as scattered to widespread rains will be experienced due to the existing weather system,” Pagasa said.

In Sarangani province, 59-year-old Segapo Cabalinding, Orlando Mata and Primo Ortega, drowned after big waves hit coastal villages in Glan town, according to Mayor Victor James Yap Sr.

The flooding also resulted in the evacuation of 500 families to a gymnasium. The flood waters begun to rise on Tuesday morning and some roads and bridges were destroyed, he said.

In Maasim town, Mayor Arturo Lawa reported that as of 7 a.m. Wednesday, 118 persons were reported missing in eight affected coastal villages of his municipality.

Lawa identified these villages as Kamanga (29 missing), Poblacion (24), Kabatiol (19), Kablacan (19), Tinoto (7), Colon (11), Kanalo (7), Pananag (2).

“As of 7 a.m. Wednesday, we were able to rescue 27 other fishermen. All the 118 missing victims were fishermen, whose fishing vessels capsized Tuesday due to strong wind and big waves in Sarangani Bay,” Lawa said.

But Sarangani Gov. Miguel Rene Dominguez said more than 40 fishermen had been plucked out of sea all over the province by Navy and Philippine Coast Guard operatives since Tuesday night.

“Rescue mission is (on)going … for others who were reported to be missing,” he said.

Dennis Domingo, information officer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Mindanao, said hundreds of families were displaced regionwide as villages were submerged in floods and battered by huge waves.

In Maguindanao and Cotabato City, floods also displaced over 6,000 families, mostly in Sultan Kudarat town, the Office of Civil Defense said Wednesday.

“Our men on the field reported some 5,507 affected families in Sultan Kudarat alone and we are closely monitoring the weather condition,” said retired Army General Loreto Rirao, OCD head for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Rirao said the rain-induced floods submerged 11 low-lying villages of Sultan Kudarat.

In Davao del Sur, a search and rescue operation was also launched as seven fishermen went missing in high seas off Digos City.

Rey Caballero, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council chair, said they were hoping the fishermen had drifted to a safe area.

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao Mayor Tocao Mastura said the floods proved that the multimillion Simuay River diversion canal project undertaken by a private contractor and supervised by the Department of Public Works and Highways could not protect his constituents.

The diversion canal was constructed for P500 million under the Arroyo government’s flood control programs.

Cotabato City Vice Mayor Muslimim Sema said he also wanted an investigation into the P49-million dredging project abandoned by Manila-based contractor Cuerpo Construction Co.

Officials said they have instituted plans in anticipation of floods and other weather-related disasters.

Cotabato City Administrator Cynthia Sayadi said an evacuation plan had long been mapped out and will be carried through the help of social welfare and health personnel, village officials, the police and the military.

Rirao said residents near river tributaries were also asked to conduct frequent monitoring of water levels.

“When the water consistently rises, they should leave their homes,” he said.

Evacuation has also been ordered for those leaving along river banks in Kidapawan City, according to Mayor Rodolfo Gantuangco.

In Compostela Valley Province, evacuation plans were also crafted for areas identified as geohazards, according to Raul Villocino, the provincial disaster officer.

“We are constantly monitoring the weather and closely coordinating with disaster officials in Compostela Valley’s 11 municipalities. So far, rain’s minimal. Everything’s normal,” Villocino told the Inquirer by mobile phone.

He said a system has long been in place so flood and landslide warning and advisories could be disseminated effectively by municipal and village officials.

In Davao Oriental, search and rescue (SAR) units in every police station have been put on alert for easier mobilization in case of flooding and landslides, Senior Supt. Perpetuo Macion, provincial police chief said.

Macion said the PNP SAR teams would coordinate with the municipal disaster councils as they have the needed search and rescue equipment.

Flood-prone towns in Davao del Norte were also up in their preparations, according to officials.

Mayor Lolita Moral of the rice-producing municipality of Braulio Dujali, said rescue volunteers have been trained in disaster-preparedness, “making us prepared anytime.”

Ramos said they were hoping that the storm will not make a landfall. However, if the direction will change, the public should follow instructions from their local disaster units.

He said the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force had been alerted also.

In Davao City, The Mines and Geosciences Bureau had ordered the relocation of 40 households following a landslide that killed a one-year old girl in Marilog on Monday.

The MGB admitted that area was overlooked during the government’s geohazard mapping. (Reports from Aquiles Z. Zonio, Carlo Agamon, Orlando Dinoy, Germelina Lacorte, Frinston Lim, Jeoffrey Maitem, Charlie Señase, Inquirer Mindanao)

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Flashfloods hit 2 Bukidnon villages

CABANGAHAN, Malaybalay City (MindaNews/13 June) – Heavy rains brought flashfloods here and in nearby Lantapan town Tuesday afternoon, damaging the properties of at least 150 families but causing no casualties, the Malaybalay City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported.

Of the affected families, 135 were from this village, where at least five houses were “partially damaged,” according to village chief Edwin Rara.

Villagers described the flashflood, which occurred from 3 to 7p.m. as “the worst to hit us, so far.”

“It was quick. I went out of the house to save some of our things washed out, and was clueless I would get hurt,” said 41-year old Danilo Avenido, who stepped on a barbed wire and injured his left leg.

Both north- and south- bound motorists were blocked from proceeding along the portion of the Sayre Highway in Cabangahan as water overflowed from the drainage canal. Vehicles were allowed to pass through by 6p.m. but water subsided only after 7p.m.

In Bugcaon, Lantapan, 14 families were also affected, including one family that was evacuated.
Village officials blamed the flashfloods on the lack of natural and man-made flood control measures in the uplands, where banana plantations dominate the landscape.

But Rara said a pineapple plantation’s alleged faulty canals contributed to the flashfloods.

The Lapanday Diversified Products Corporation (LPDC) operates a 100-hectare pineapple plantation in Purok 3, an upland portion of the barangay.  Village officials said the floods that hit the area over the years were caused by the firm’s land preparation activities.

But Rara clarified that while the firm needed to reroute its canals it can only be “partially blamed” for the flashfloods.
He added that LPDC officials promised to remove silts in the Cabangahan Creek and in other drainage canals in the barangay that usually clogged.

Alex Ricaforte, LPDC land association supervisor, admitted to MindaNews via telephone that they have been meeting with the barangay officials about their complaints. He cited that they have already “programmed work to clear the silts” but that they were just overtaken by the flood.

He said they are also coordinating with barangay officials on the need to reroute their canals.

Rara said they have asked the Department of Public Works and Highways to replace its narrow culverts with bigger ones to prevent clogging. But he said he was told to wait until the agency was through with its road repair project.
Rara noted that Bugcaon appears to be a catchment basin making it prone to flashfloods. He said this puts 200 of the village’s 649 families at risk, and they may have to be relocated.
The Lantapan Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported that damage to infrastructure reached P5.3 million. It said the spillway in Bugcaon was partially damaged.
The council placed damage to agriculture at about P2 million. Among the areas affected were 20 hectares planted to corn.

The Malaybalay CDRRMC was yet to release estimates on the damage caused by the flood in Cabangahan.

Barangay officials reported that the City Social Welfare and Development Office distributed food items to the affected residents. (Walter I. Balane/MindaNews)

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Taiwan:

 

Taiwan flooding kills six people with two more missing

At least six people have been killed after flooding hit Taiwan.

Torrential rain brought floods to counties in numerous parts of the country, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Centre said more than 7,000 people were moved, with the help of the military, according to Reuters news agency.

The flooding caused landslides, as well as power cuts and water shortages to tens of thousands of homes.

The emergency centre said flooding had caused power cuts to more than 87,000 homes and water shortages to 12,000.

While it was reported that six people had died, a further two were said to be missing.
Map of Taiwan flooding areas

The Associated Press said two people had been killed in a makeshift shelter in a landslide in Taichung, while two more were killed in landslide in Nantou county.

Reuters said the agricultural loss to the country had been estimated at more than NT$172m ($5.76m/£3.69m).

Taiwan's Central News Agency quoted President Ma Ying-jeou as saying those losses would be compensated.

He said this would take place through more generous subsidies and an easier application process for funding.

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence has more than 47,000 personnel ready for relief assistance, according to the Taipei Times.

The newspaper said 411 rivers across the country had been placed on red alert for mud flows with a further 416 on yellow alert.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18425274

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Indonesia:

 

Thousands of flood Bath House in Ambon

AMBON, KOMPAS.com - Heavy rains since yesterday until today, Friday (08/06/2012) which resulted in Ambon flushed thousands of homes flooded in some areas. Flooding that occurred early that morning, making residents should secure belongings. Flooding occurred in the Red Rock area, Waihaong, New Road, Hanging Rock, Galala, Monument Dolan and several other areas.

Torrential rains that have occurred since the night making the torrential flooding and a direct hit homes. In fact, there are a number of houses were severely damaged.

However, there are no reports of casualties from this flood. Expected, the losses from the disaster reached hundreds of millions of dollars. Until this news was revealed, heavy rains are still happening in the city of Ambon, flooding still occurs even in some areas and has not subsided.

One resident in the area Waihaong, Adam Mahmud said, the floods this time is the worst flooding ever experienced by residents of Ambon city, especially in the Waihaong. "The flood happened since this morning. This is the worst flooding ever in this area, "said Adam.

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Hundreds of homes in flood soaked Boalemo

Gorontalo (Reuters) - Floods that hit several areas in the district was, Gorontalo province, soaking hundreds of houses.

Data Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Gorontalo province Tuesday, said the flooding occurred in the Village District Potang Botumoito, and soak the number of houses inhabited by 100 families (KK).

One meter high flood that occurred in the village of Lamu District Tilamuta that soaking a number of houses inhabited by 133 families, 150 families Mohungo Village, West Village Pentadu Pentadu 100 East Village and 82 families.

"The village also has Modelomo submerged houses inhabited village of 65 families and 75 Ayuhulalo KK," said the head of Gorontalo Province BPBD Nurdin Yusuf.

According to him, people whose homes have not submerged their homes and still stay in their homes.

The flooding caused by overflowing rivers during heavy rains flushed the number of Gorontalo area since Monday (11/6).

Submerged areas that are flooded, especially during the rainy season arrives.

Nurdin added that it has been distributing aid, in the form of fast food to hundreds of residents.

In addition, Social Services and BPBD build common kitchen to serve the citizens who are victims of floods.

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Houses flooded dozens of Rob

indosiar.com, Tuban - (Monday, 11/06/2012) One of the villages worst hit by the brunt of the waves is due to a fishing village in the hamlet Meduran, Beji village. At least 15 homes damaged, while the wall along one kilometer of water weeper also hit by the waves destroyed. As a result of this incident, a number of residents whose homes are near the coast were forced to flee to safety.

They fit into a relative or neighbor who lived farther away from the beach area. Besides damaging buildings and homes, this event also caused floods that submerge rob fishing village along the northern coast of Tuban.

According to some fishermen, the disaster that marked the arrival of eastern water season is the first time this has happened in their village. Extreme weather is also crippling the activities of thousands of fishermen in Tuban. The fishermen are forced to stop fishing and return them to choose to wait for better weather. (Safari Ranu Wijaya / Sup)

http://www.indosiar.com/fokus/belasan-rumah-diterjang-banjir-rob_96...

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India:

 

Floods affect over 30,000 in Assam

Guwahati: The first wave of floods that hit Assam about a week ago continues to wreak havoc, affecting over 30,000 people in seven districts of the state till Tuesday.

The official flood report said Lakhimpur, Darrang, Hailakandi, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Udalguri and Nagaon districts had been affected.

The flood water have also submerged 1,096 hectares of crop area in the affected districts, the report said.

The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said the water levels in major rivers such as Brahmaputra and Burhidehing were rising at some points in upper Assam and flowing over the danger level.

Last week, the rising water level had breached a dyke on Pisola river in Lakhimpur district and submerged a vast area.

Similarly, the surging water of three rivers - Suklai, Bornodi and Naobondha - have inundated large swathe of agricultural lands and human habitations in lower Assam.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/floods-affect-over-30000-in-assam/265728...

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