Some 1,541 families or 7,206 persons in Central Visayas, Davao Region and Caraga Administrative Region were pre-emptively evacuated due to tropical depression "Auring."
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) issued this update Monday evening, saying that pre-emptive evacuations were carried out in these areas which were pummeled by heavy rains brought by "Auring" during its series of landfall last January 8, to prevent possible casualties.
"Auring" made landfall in Siargao, Surigao Del Norte; Dinagat Province; Paraon Island, southern tip of Leyte and Ubay, Bohol, bringing heavy rains to these areas.
As of this posting, only two barangays-- Nueva Era and San Marcos, in Bunawan, Agusan Del Sur, were reported flooded due to the swelling of the Bunawan River.
Three bridges and three road sections were also reported impassable in Agusan Del Sur and Surigao Del Sur due to flooding as of this posting.
The NDRRMC is still waiting for reports from its units on the ground from other areas affected by "Auring".
Source: Philippines News Agency