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OCD: More than 61K people affected by Davao region floods

A total of 61,525 people or 14,154 families were under distress due to floods in different areas in Davao region as of Friday, according to the Office of Civil Defense (OCD).

Based on an update from OCD Joint Information Center, 5,269 individuals or 1,495 families were evacuated due to flooding.

Around 1,700 individuals or 451 families were staying in evacuation centers.

Meanwhile, damage to agriculture estimated at P105,228,599.65  was reported in the region, according to the OCD.

At least five houses were partially damaged, and two houses totally damaged due to the flooding, the OCD said, adding that one town experienced power interruption.

So far, a total of P2,592,300 worth of financial assistance have been given to the victims in Carmen, Davao del Norte, the OCD said. —LBG, GMA Integrated News