Floods prompt preemptive evacuation in parts of Davao City

Subscribe Now January 24, 2013 at 11:09pm

Floods prompted the preemptive evacuation of residents in some parts of Davao City Thursday night, the city government said. In posts on its social networking sites, the Davao City government said that as of 9:10 p.m., some areas in the city's Toril district were flooded.

"(As of 9:10 p.m.), Marapangi, Lubogan and Bayabas Crossing in Toril District are ... experiencing flooding. Residents have been evacuated. Rescuers are on board to assist the families affected," according to a post on the Davao City official Facebook account.

It also said that as of 9:20 p.m., the water level of Wangan River in the Calinan district is receding.

PAGASA: Cold front to bring rain over visayas, mindanao

PAGASA's 5 p.m. bulletin said a diffused tail-end of a cold front may bring rain to parts of Visayas and Mindanao in the next 24 hours.

It said that while the northeast monsoon is still affecting Luzon, the diffused tail-end of a cold front is affecting Eastern Visayas.

"Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms," it said in its 5 p.m. bulletin.

Cagayan Valley, Bicol and Aurora and Quezon province will have cloudy skies with light rain, it added.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy with brief light rain, PAGASA said.

Also, it said moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon may affect the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas.

"Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," it said.

Source: gmanetwork.com

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