‘Quinta’ displaces 1 million people
- 217k families in Bicol affected
- 90k flee Pampanga flooding
- Palace: P890m aid on standby
Over 240,000 families across four regions, or nearly a million Filipinos, were forced to flee flash floods and landslides as Typhoon “Quinta” blitzed the country while crossing into the West Philippine Sea on Monday, disaster officials said.
More than 217,000 families, or 859,169 individuals, were affected by Quinta in the Bicol Region, with over 120,000 families displaced in Albay province alone, where the typhoon made two landfalls, according to the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Region V.This is apart from 22,579 families, or around 90,000 individuals, dislocated by widespread flooding in two coastal towns of Pampanga due to continuous rains brought about by Quinta and typhoon “Pepito,” provincial disaster officials said in their latest update.
by Jess Malabanan and Vito Barcelo
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