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Typhoon Washi (Sendong) Hits Mindanao, Philippines
Cagayan de Oro Flood Aerial View (December 17 2011)
Floods triggered by Tropical Storm Sendong (international name: Washi) killed more than 200, left hundreds missing, and displaced thousands of residents here Saturday.
Areas submerged by floods include Barangays Puntod, Macabalan, Lapasan, villages within the downtown area, and Vamenta Subdivision in Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental. Victims were mostly from Isla de Oro, Cala-Cala and Barangays Consolacion, Macasandig, Kauswagan, Carmen, Canitoan, Iponan, and Balulang.
Sendong, arguably the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines in 2011, cut through the provinces in Northeastern Mindanao last Friday, destroying farm lands, houses, toppling power and communication lines, and triggering flashfloods and landslides in the area.
At the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), airlines cancelled at least 14 flights bound Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete City, Catarman (Northern Samar), and Virac (Catanduanes) due to inclement weather in these areas, a report from the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) showed. At the height of Sendong’s onslaught on Friday, the Cagayan de Oro river reportedly overflowed, sending the residents to their roofs or troop to the nearest evacuation centers for safety.
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Illustrative map of Sendong flood in Cagayan de Oro
by Yeb Saño
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