Floods in the south of the Philippines as consequence of tropical storm Jangmi left one dead and forced thousands to evacuate, a Filipinos official said on December 29.

The storm, locally known as Seniang, landed at southern Surigao del Sur province on December 28 bringing heavy rains and strong winds. As many as 4,000 people moved to safer areas while 6,000 more may have to move on December 29.

In other localities such as Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental, severe floods also forced hundreds of families to leave their homes during the night. Two flights from Manila to the region were cancelled due to bad weather.

The Seniang is forecast to hit the central Philippines in the next two days.

Earlier this month, Super Typhoon Hagupit claimed 21 lives after sweeping central provinces in the country. Last year, Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms recorded in history, lashed the same region, leaving 7,350 people dead or missing.-VNA