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Flooding swamps two Southern Mindanao provinces anew

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TAGUM CITY – Hundreds of families have fled anew as flooding swamped two southern Mindanao provinces, still reeling from last month’s devastating typhoon, due to days of torrential rains.

At least 178 families have left their homes in Compostela Valley, with authorities forcing some residents to evacuation centers as water levels in major rivers there continue to rise and threatem low-lying communities, according to Raul Villocino, provincial disaster officer.

In the neighboring Davao del Norte province, over 800 people have been evacuated overnight as floodwater swamped the rice-producing municipalities of Kapalong, Sto. Tomas, Braulio Dujali and Asuncion, said Romulo Tagalo, Davao del Norte assistant administrator.

Gov. Arturo Uy, according to Villocino, on Saturday afternoon ordered the pre-emptive evacuation as heavy rains lashed the province for several days already.

Those evacuated included 129 families in the villages of Andap, Cogonon and Cabinuangan, in New Bataan, the town which suffered the most number of casualties in last December’s killer storm.

“Early this morning we also implemented forced evacuation in Poblacion, Compostela town, as there were still stubborn residents who refused to heed the pre-emptive evacuation yesterday,” Villocino told the Inquirer over the phone.

At least 37 families also headed to the evacuation centers in Basak and Magsaysay villages in Nabunturan, while 12 families from Sitio (Sub-village) Pag-ibig, in the mining village of Mt. Diwalwal in Monkayo town are sheltered at the village hall due to fear of a landslide.

Meanwhile, Waist-deep floodwater has submerged most of Maniki village, the center of Kapalong town, forcing many residents to flee to safer grounds, Mayor Edgardo Timbol said.

“This (flooding) is more severe compared to the previous one,” Timbol told the Inquirer in a text message, referring to the flooding early this month that killed a 17-year old boy and also displaced hundreds in his town.

At least four puroks (communities) are also under water in Tanglaw village, in Braulio Dujali town, Mayor Lolita Moral said.

Tagalo, who is also the Davao del Norte information officer, said two rescue teams have been deployed to help evacuate trapped residents in Kapalong and B.E Dujali municipalities.

He said provincial disaster teams are also monitoring as floodwater continues to rise, with flooding even reported at Palma Gil village, of the upland municipality of Talaingod.

Tagalo said six barangays in Kapalong have been submerged while flooding was also reported in the villages of Cambanogoy, Doña Andrea, Magatos, Sagayen, Napungas and Canatan.

In Tagum City, the Pagsabangan River also burst its banks, flooding the national highway that links the city to Asuncion. But the bridge was still passable as of 11 a.m., according to Albert Angco, city disaster officer.

Angco said forced evacuation of residents have also been carried out starting early Sunday, specifically in the villages of Pagsabangan and Cuambogan.

He said the national road connecting Asuncion, Kapalong and San Isidro has been flooded, virtually cutting off traffic to and from these towns.


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Tags: and B.E Dujali , Asuncion , Braulio Dujali , Compostela Valley , Cuambogan , Davao Del Norte , Flooding , Gov. Arturo Uy , Mayor Lolita Moral , Mindanao , Mt. Diwalwal , of Kapalong , Pagsabangan River , Rain , Sto. Tomas , Tagum City




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