Local government units have declared a state of calamity in Dumaguete City and Valencia town in Negros Oriental following floods triggered by Typhoon 'Paolo.'
Local officials made the declaration to enable the release of quick response funds to readily provide aid to affected residents.
In Valencia, around 80 families were evacuated due to flooding brought about by the swelling of Okoy River following heavy rains.
While floodwaters have subsided, cracks on roads and huge rocks left on highways make it difficult for vehicles to pass by.
Meanwhile in Dumaguete City, around a thousand individuals from different barangays have sought shelter in evacuation centers.
The Negros Oriental Electric Company has begun addressing reported power outages. Clearing operations on damaged spillways are also underway.
Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo said residents are yet to be advised to return to their homes amid intermittent rains.
Typhoon Paolo, currently tracking north northeast off Basco, Batanes, brought rains as it grazed the Philippines but is not expected to make landfall.