Over 2K residents affected by flooding, landslide in Davao City

Published October 27, 2021, 12:58 PM

by Martin Sadongdong

More than 2,000 residents were affected by deep floods and a landslide in Davao City due to heavy rains caused by bad weather, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Wednesday, Oct. 27.

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)

At least 15 barangays were submerged in floodwaters in Davao City where 596 families or 2,215 individuals were troubled by the thunderstorms that started last Monday, the NDRRMC said.

Of the affected residents, 142 families or 415 individuals were forced to flee their homes and stay in evacuation centers.

A rain-induced landslide also occured in Brgy. Tigatto, Davao City which damaged six houses. The affected families were temporarily staying at the San Isidro Labrador Chapel in Purok 5, Km. 8, Brgy. Tigatto.

At least three roads were also rendered impassable to motorists located in Brgy. Communal and Brgy. Buhangin.

As of writing, no casualty has been reported from the flooding incident in Davao City.

Last week, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) announced the onset of La Nina which means that the country will likely eperience above-normal rainfall conditions.

The state weather bureau said La Nina may persist until the first quarter of 2022.