Floods in the Philippines

Philippines on August 25, 2022. Image: Sentinel 2A (The International Charter Space and Major Disasters)

Tropical Storm Ma-On (known as Florita in the Philippines) passed over the northern Philippines on 23 August, causing flooding.

Ma-On made landfall at Maconacon Town in Isabela Province, where thousands of people in the region were evacuated as a precaution. However, during the storm a passenger bus crashed, leaving two dead and six injured. Trees in Tuguegarao toppled power lines, cutting off electricity to an estimated 28 towns in Cagayan Province. River banks spilled over to nearby areas, and Ma-On caused storm surges on the coast.

The storm moved west over Manila and out into the South China Sea on 24 August.

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER requested the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters on behalf of the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

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International Charter Space and Major Disasters Activation 771: Tropical Storm Ma-On in the Philippines Maps URL
ReliefWeb Flash Update #1 – Tropical Storm Ma-on (Florita), Philippines – 22 August 2022 Situational updates, maps, infographics URL