9,000 persons displaced by tropical storm in Philippines

9,000 persons displaced by tropical storm in Philippines

Manila:

At least 9,000 persons were displaced when tropical storm Nida, also called Carina, hit the Philippines on Monday, the state disaster management agency said.
The 1,976 families or 8,809 individuals who were affected by the weather disturbance came from four regions, mostly in northern part of the country, Xinhua news agency quoted the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) as saying.

Of those affected, over 500 persons were being served in 13 evacuation centres

Classes in some schools in at least 10 provinces in north Philippines were suspended.

Since Sunday, 40 domestic and international flights were cancelled due to bad weather.

Nida left the country before noon on Monday and had no direct effect on any part of the Philippines, the state weather forecasting agency said.

–IANS

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