Flooding in CDO affects 4879 persons, forces evacuation of 3911 others - NDRRMC

Incessant rains causes flash floods in Philippines 5 killed

Even if the LPA has dissipated already, PAGASA said the tail-end of a cold front will continue to bring cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over the Visayas as well as the Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions.

But Malacañang, on Tuesday, said the situation in the flooded areas in Northern Mindanao was "manageable" and did not demand the intervention of the national government.

The weeklong events will conclude with a commemorative dinner and program at the Cagayan de Oro City Hall where event sponsors, organizers and veterans will be recognized.

Pimentel said he would also talk to concerned government agencies, including the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Public Works and Highways, and the Department of Health, to extend assistance to the victims.

The military helped transport families to 53 evacuation centers in Misamis Oriental.

Reports cited that the downpour from both weather systems have triggered the flashfloods in Northern Mindanao's business hub of Cagayan de Oro City. Three people were reported injured and another was missing. Edwin Wagan, provincial police director.

Cagayan De Oro City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDO-CDRRMO) Officer in Charge Allan Porcadilla said as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, the floods have subsided and all roads passable again.

In the Visayas, at least 61 villages in the Visayan provinces of Capiz, Bohol and Leyte had been submerged in floodwater since Monday following heavy rains.

The PDRRMC also reported landslides in Naawan, Sugbongcogon, Magsaysay towns and Gingoog City.

She said one died after being carried away by flooding.

While Cagayan de Oro (CDO) is no stranger to flooding-Typhoon Sendong devastated the city in 2011- no one was expecting a flood of this magnitude to hit CDO on Monday.

Meanwhile, in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, some 30 families were reportedly being housed temporarily at the Mahayahay Center; 25 families at the Del Carmen Evacuation Center; 35 families at the Ubaldo Evacuation Center; and 22 families at the San Roque Evacuation Center.

Tuno's son said his father went missing on Monday afternoon at the height of the heavy rain while gathering tuba in the neighborhood.

But as of Tuesday morning, about 80 percent of them had gone back to their homes.

On Tuesday, the respective councils of Cagayan de Oro City and Lugait town in Misamis Oriental placed these under a state of calamity.

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