Floods affect 8, 692 families in Lanao del Sur


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COTABATO CITY, Flooding brought about by incessant rains the past three days has affected 8, 692 families in five towns of Lanao del Sur.

In a report, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao – Humanitarian Emergency Action and Response Team (ARMM – HEART) identified the affected towns as Bubong, Ditsaan Ramain, Taraka, Maguing, and Kapai.

“A total of 8,962 families from 126 barangays in the five towns are currently affected,” Myrna Jocelyn Henry, ARMM- HEART information officer, said on Wednesday.

The affected families per town are as follows: Bubong (2,100); Ditsaan Ramain (2,500); Taraka (3000); Maguing (1,000); and Kapai (362).

The ARMM- HEART, however, maintained there were zero casualties and no displacement so far, despite the flooding.

“The families decided to stay in their respective houses waiting for the water to subside,” Henry said.

The ARMM- HEART is continuously monitoring the situation as relief goods are being readied for the affected families. (PNA)

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