Typhoon-enhanced rains trigger landslides, flash floods in Oriental Mindoro

House destroyed by Tyohoon Ineng in Ilocos Sur. (Photo by Philippine Red Cross)
House destroyed by Tyohoon Ineng in Ilocos Sur. (Photo by Philippine Red Cross)

Torrential rains enhanced by Typhoon Ineng (international name Goni) set off landslides and flash floods in Oriental Mindoro, the government disaster management agency reported on August 23.

But no casualties or injuries were reported in the province, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in its 6 p.m. update showed. It did not say where the incidents occurred.

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Up north, Ineng’s ferocious power left 14 people dead in the Mountain Province, Benguet, and Ilocos Norte. Eleven others were injured.

Three people were missing in La Union, Ilocos Norte and Cagayan.

For three days, the typhoon battered northern Luzon with pounding wind and rains, partially or totally destroying about 900 houses.

A total of 32,815 people fled their homes in Regions I, II, IV-A, IV-B, and the Coldillera Autonomous Region. Of this number, 12,560 took refuge in  government’s evacuation centers.

In all, the NDRRMC said Ineng affected 119 towns in 19 provinces.

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