In Eastern Samar, Philippines 28 villages have declared a state of calamity due to severe flooding. The water is coming as a result of ongoing heavy rains, overfilling local waterways.
The resulting flash floods, soil erosion, and landslides cause damage not only to farmlands but also have an immediate impact on the homes and lives of local villagers, endangering their safety.
In addition to the already high water levels, the local authorities have issued a "red rainfall" advisory which occurs when more than 30mm of rain is expected within one hour, or when 65mm has fallen in the previous three hours.
The families living in the flooded villages are cut off from everything.