Tropical Storm Compassu Causes Flooding in the Philippines

At least 20 people were killed and 19 are missing after storm Compassu passed over the northern Philippines, bringing heavy rains and high winds.

As of October 13, 2021, the National Disaster Risk Management Council of the Philippines (NDRRMC) reported 6,111 affected families (21,511 people), 11,525 displaced persons, 13 dead, 9 missing and 3 injured. Heavy rain caused 107 floods and 14 landslides in Regions 1, 2, 3, MIMAROPA, CARAGA and CAR.

Six people were killed by landslides in Benguet province and 5 people were killed by flash floods in Palawan province. Fifty-five homes were destroyed and 54 severely damaged. Roads in 108 towns and 21 bridges were also damaged. At some point, electricity was cut off in 58 towns or municipalities.

Typhoon Kompasu (known as Maring in the Philippines) is currently moving over the South China Sea toward the Chinese island of Hainan and Vietnam.

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