Heavy flood hits Zambo Sur town PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 November 2011 17:53

Four barangays of Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur were inundated by heavy flooding on yesterday.

Kumalarang Vice Mayor Eugenio Salva said about 6 pm, Thursday, heavy rains battered the low-lying barangays, namely: Boyugan East, Gawil, Poblacion, and Sicade.
Salva said he was shocked that for almost an hour of heavy rains, the flood water rose very quickly and it reached up to waist level.

Atol sa makusog nga pag-ulan, ang kinatibuk-ang lungsod nakasinati ug brown-out u gang mga poste sa kuryente nangatumba. Nasinati namo ang pagka-walay kuryente sulod sa napulo’g upat ka oras ug hangtud karon ang kuryente wala mibalik hangtud nga ang taga-ZAMSURECO-II moilis sa nadaut nga mga poste sa maong dapit (During the heavy rains the entire municipality has experienced brown-out and the electricity posts fell down. We suffered brown-out for about 14 hours and until now the electricity did not resume until ZAMSURECO–II electricians will replace the damaged wooden posts in the area),” Salva reported.

Salva said five houses near the river of barangay Gawil were destroyed and an estimated 30 hectares of farm land had been damaged, undetermined number of animals were drowned but no casualty of persons has been reported.

Salva said the flood waters receded at past 7 pm.

Municipal planning and development coordinator Allel Tabiado said mayor Allan Damas, chairman of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) will call an emergency meeting after all municipal employees will finish doing their clean up. “ The chief executive has ordered to clean the offices which were affected by the floods,” Tabiado added.
Tabiado said the MDRRMC will do an immediate on-site visit on the area to assess the extent of the damage.