TD Vicky displaces 207 families in Davao de Oro

Published December 19, 2020, 8:56 AM

by Armando Fenequito, Jr.

DAVAO CITY – More than 200 families were evacuated as tropical depression Vicky barreled through Davao de Oro on Friday, December 18, but authorities expressed relief as no casualty was reported due to the weather disturbance.

Road clearing operations in Upper Clip, Monkayo, Davao de Oro (Monkayo LGU/ Facebook/ MANILA BULLETIN)

A situational report from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) said that, as of 5 p.m., December 18, a total of 207 families in different areas of Davao de Oro due to the large amount of rainfall brought by “Vicky” that resulted in floods and landslides.

The affected families came from the towns of Compostela (50), Monkayo (51), Montevista (58), and Pantukan (48).

Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy noted that there was no casualty recorded.

“Wala’y narecord o nareport nga casualty ang probinsya sa paghapak sa TD Vicky sa Davao de Oro (No casualty recorded or even report in the province while TD Vicky hit Davao de Oro),” Uy said in a Facebook post.

He likewise reported road clearing operations continuing in some areas of the province where landslides occurred due to the heavy rainfall.

Uy also said that storm signal no. 1 has been lifted in the province at 5 a.m., Saturday, December 19. 

The province’s capital, Nabunturan also recorded at total of 332 affected individuals which included two differently abled persons and a pregnant woman from its six barangays,