Landslide buries 2 houses, several areas in Cebu City flooded due to storm ‘Leon’

/ 04:11 PM September 16, 2020

CEBU CITY –– At least two houses were buried by a landslide in Barangay Talamban while several areas in Cebu City were flooded due to a heavy downpour brought about by Tropical Storm Leon.

No casualties were reported, said Ramil Ayuman, officer-in-charge of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO),


Minor landslides were also recorded in Barangays Lahug, Kalunasan, and Busay.

The city government has yet to release the official number of affected families.


Ayuman said the “on-and-off” rains in the city also resulted in flooding.

Among those submerged in floodwaters were the low-lying areas in Barangays Tisay, Labangon, Kamputhaw, and Mabolo, among others.

Barangay emergency units rescued some families.

In Barangay Tisa, six families or at least 20 individuals, including children, were brought to the barangay hall since their houses were flooded.

In Southern Leyte, local officials were monitoring areas prone to flooding.

As of Wednesday, the entire province, however, has not experienced heavy rains, said Nancio Samalca of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.

Among the areas being monitored was the town of Saint Bernard, where a massive landslide buried and killed more than 1,000 residents in 2006.


“But for the past hours, we only have cloudy sky and slight rains,” he said.


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