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Several areas in the Zamboanga Peninsula have been placed under state of calamity after these were flooded by heavy rains brought by Typhoon "Lawin."
Zamboanga City and the towns of Siocon and Sirawai in Zamboanga del Norte were placed under state of calamity, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Tuesday.
Of the 4,091 families affected by rains and floods in Sirawai, 253 have been evacuated to the Sirawai Municipal Hall, Capt. Albert Caber, spokesman of 1st ID, said.
As of 12 p.m. Monday, water levels in affected villages in the town have already receded and weather conditions have gradually improved as "Lawin" moved north.
As of this posting, a certain Samsudin Moccadam, 27, from Bgy. San Vicente remains missing.
Hundreds of persons were also affected from flooding that hit Bgy. San Jose and Bgy. Tugbungan in Zamboanga City.
The NDRRMC said at least two persons died from Typhoon "Lawin."