PH Red Cross rescues 4 people as chest-deep floods hit Davao

Published November 12, 2021, 2:44 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

Four individuals were rescued by Davao City Chapter of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) as flooding hit communities near the banks of the Davao River.

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To help ensure that no lives will be lost, PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dick Gordon said that the volunteers of PRC Davao Chapter quick to respond to those who needed help.

“I have directed other nearby chapters to be on alert and ready to respond if the need arises,” he said.

Gordon directed the staff and volunteers of PRC Davao Chapter to deploy two of its rubber raft to Davao City — specifically the districts of Bacaca, Tigatto, Waan, Maa, and Bucana, as well as some portions of Lasang.

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“The Red Cross Davao City Chapter is still on alert in case they are needed,” Gordon said.

The PRC team rescued a total 4 individuals who were trapped in the floods and brought them to the evacuation center.

PRC said that the communities around Davao River in Davao City flooded due to continuous heavy rains that hit the area last Nov. 10.

The Davao City Chapter of PRC is also in close coordination with the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office for further operations if needed.

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Meanwhile, PRC also established a pre-emptive evacuation center along the Carlos P. Garcia Highway 10 where four families or 14 individuals are currently relocated.

Evacuation centers were also put up in Baranggay 76-A to serve as temporary shelter to 15 families or 45 individuals.