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List of areas under state of calamity grows

Evacuees line up to receive relief goods at an evacuation center in suburban Marikina, on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Earlier this week tropical storm maring wreaked havoc in the country, causing eight deaths and severely flooding wide swaths of the capital Manila. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines - Persistent torrential rains that triggered destructive flooding in Luzon and Metro Manila forced local authorities on Wednesday to declare more areas under a state of calamity.

Flood-ravaged Marikina City and Pasay City sustained widespread damage due to monsoon rains have also declared a state of calamity on Wednesday.

As of 5:00, provinces, towns and cities under such conditions are:

Metro Manila

  • Parañaque
  • Muntinlupa
  • Pateros
  • Malabon
  • Pasay
  • Marikina
  • 25 barangays in Valenzuela City

Central and Northern Luzon

  • Bataan Province
  • Laguna Province
  • Cavite Province
  • Pampanga Province
  • Mountain Province
  • Calumpit, Bulacan
  • Hagonoy, Bulacan
  • Obando, Bulacan
  • Gregorio del Pilar, Ilocos Sur
  • Narvacan, Ilocos Sur
  • Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur
  • Dagupan, Pangasinan
  • Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan
  • San Mateo, Rizal
  • Taytay, Rizal
  • Tarlac City

The National Disaster, Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) estimated 223,991 families or about 1,060,095 people were affected by the torrential rains brought on by the southwest monsoon that was enhanced by Tropical Storm Maring.

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Many residents living near dams and waterways were also forced to evacuate on Tuesday due to ongoing or possible overflow of water.

The onslaught of the floods and landslides also left nine people dead, 41 injured and four others missing, NDRRMC said.

Tropical storm "Maring" has left the country and was seen to Taiwan with an estimated sustained winds of 105 kilometers per hour.

The rains inundated 513 areas in 78 cities and municipalities, incurring an initial estimated damage of P66.73 million to agriculture and infrastructure.

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