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Davao floods affect 27,000 – OCD

/ 04:25 PM January 21, 2013

Thousands of villagers are forced to leave their homes following a severe flooding that hit several areas in Davao City on Sunday. DENNIS JAY SANTOS/INQUIRER MINDANAO

MANILA, Philippines – Over 27,000 individuals were affected by floods dumped by heavy rains in Davao region  the past few days due to a tail-end of a cold front.

A report from the Office of Civil Defense Region XI Monday afternoon said 7,589 families or 27,063 persons were affected by floods in several municipalities in the provinces of Davao del Norte, ComVal, and some villages in Davao City.

In Cateel, Davao Oriental alone, there were 4,404 families or 15,965 persons affected  by floods in the villages of Alegria, San Miguel, San Alfonso, San Vicente, Baybay, Taytayan and San Rafael.

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Cateel was one of the hardest hit by Typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) in December.

Roads and bridges in Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental were also reported to be impassable.

Rescue operations were ongoing while there were also forced evacuations earlier, the OCD said.

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