Rains to continue in Davao Region

Subscribe Now January 23, 2017 at 08:58am

DAVAO Region is expected to have light to occasionally moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms as the tail-end of a cold front had gone towards the direction of Luzon affecting more the Eastern sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas, according to the online monitoring report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) Saturday, January 21.

Watercourses, like rivers and tributaries, are most likely to be affected.

In Davao del Sur, affected areas are Talomo, Lipadas, Tagulaya, Sibulan, Digos, and Padada Mainit.

In Davao del Norte, Tagum-Libuganon, Tuganay, Saug, and Lasang are among the affected areas while affected areas in Davao Oriental are Catul, Dapras, Bangaga, Mahaneb, Manurigao, Caraga, Casaunan, Quinonoan, Bugnan-Mayo, Bitanayan and Sumlog.

NDRMMC warned residents living near the mountain slopes and low-lying parts of these areas to be on alert for possible landslides and flashfloods and to take precautionary measures.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) of Compostela Valley activated its Compostela Valley Emergency Response Team (Covert) and is ready for any possible deployment and operations as of Saturday.

Tagum City also activated its Incident Command System (ICS) and Incident Command Post (ICP) to closely monitor low-lying areas that might be affected should flooding arise.

A total of 30 families or around 150 individuals had been recorded to evacuate in Panabo City.

Road enclosures had also been done in Compostela-Cateel roads particularly in Barangay Panansalan, Barangay Ngan, Bango Section, and Barangay OsmeƱa while debris is being removed.

Equipment is also left on standby in these areas for any landslide reoccurence.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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