On Saturday, Manila and surrounding cities prepared for Tropical Storm Nalgae, which has already claimed the lives of 45 people, largely as a result of landslides in the southern regions of the Philippines.
The country of Southeast Asia’s disaster agency checked information from ground staff, including rescuers looking for 18 people who were reported missing, and decreased the death toll from 72 to 45.
According to the mayor’s office, residents of the capital’s coastline region were evacuated while all levels of education were put on hold.
According to images released by the agency, rescuers in the central Leyte province carried toddlers and elderly people using an old refrigerator and a monobloc plastic chair as they helped residents navigate chest-deep floods.
At 40, the southern Maguindanao province has recorded the most of the fatalities.
According to Maguindanao’s regional administrator Cyrus Torrena, “We are not dismissing the prospect of further casualties.” But we hope it won’t increase considerably.
Twenty tropical storms pass through the Philippines on average each year. Category 5 Typhoon Rai wreaked havoc on the central provinces in December, killing 407 people and injuring more than 1,100.