Houses, establishments in four barangays damaged in Cebu flashfloods

Published October 26, 2021, 2:46 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY — At least 275 families were affected when four barangays in Sogod town, northern Cebu were hit by a flashflood on Monday, October 25.

Raging muddy water damaged some houses and establishments in barangays Bawo, Damolog, Poblacion and Ibabao.

Maria Helena Zamora of the town’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said the town experienced heavy rains around 5:30 p.m.

“The heavy rains caused our rivers and creeks to overflow,” Zamora said.

A man attempts to return to his home which was badly damaged by flashloods that hit Barangay Damolog, Sogod, Cebu Monday night. (Juan Carlo De Vela/Manila Bulletin)

Rivers and creeks started to overflow around 6 p.m. but the heavy downpour lasted until 7 p.m.
The four barangays were flooded for at least an hour before the water subsided.

A minor landslide was also reported in Sitio Canduang, Damolog but no one was hurt.

The displaced residents took temporary shelter at Deo Durano Sports and Cultural Complex and St. James the Apostle Parish.

Cebu Governor Gwendoly Garcia visited the affected residents on Tuesday morning.

The province promised to give cash assistance worth P20,000 to the affected residents.

Aside from the financially the governor also promised to provide food packs and construction materials.