‘Florita’ death toll climbs to 3; 4 others injured

At least three people have died while four others have been injured due to Severe Tropical Storm “Florita,” said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Of the three fatalities, NDRRMC said two males were hit by fallen trees in Cagayan and Kalinga, while the other was a resident of Camarines Sur who reportedly drowned.

Of the four injured individuals, three are residents of Cagayan Valley and one from the Cordillera Administrative Region.

The latest NDRRMC situational report said “Florita” affected a total of 11,953 families or 47,169 individuals in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, CAR and Metro Manila.

The government has activated 129 evacuation centers, sheltering 1,726 families from hard-hit areas while the rest are either staying with their relatives or friends.

The number of not blocked roads and bridges rose to 21 and 13, respectively.

About 21 towns in hard-hit regions are experiencing power outages and one town has no water supply.

All cancelled flights have been resumed while five ports are still non-operational or have suspended trips.

“Florita” left the Philippine area of responsibility on 24 August.

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