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Flooding displaces over 3,000 in S Philippines

Updated: 2013-01-08 13:24
( Xinhua)

MANILA - A total of 636 families or 3,180 individuals were displaced by flooding in southern Philippines due to continuous rains brought by the low pressure area (LPA), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

The affected residents came from Sarangani, Compostela Valley provinces and General Santos City, the agency said. Sixty two families have been evacuated.  

NDRRMC said its operations center is still on red alert status and has been continuously monitoring and disseminating weather advisories.

Early Tuesday, the LPA was estimated based on all available data at 340 kilometer southeast of Davao City embedded along the intertropical convergence zone affecting Mindanao, the weather forecasting agency said.