705 evacuated as flash flood hits Misamis Oriental - NDRRMC PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 December 2012 14:08

At least 705 people were evacuated from their homes in a town in Misamis Oriental Tuesday night after flash floods hit the area, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Thursday.

The NDRRMC said the flash flood incident occurred at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barangay Bauk-Bauk in Balingoan town in Misamis Oriental. 

No casualties were reported even as the water subsided at 11:30 p.m., the NDRRMC said

However, the NDRRMC said 167 families or 705 people were evacuated to the Balingoan Municipal Gymnasium.

They returned to their homes the next morning.

Several residents in Mindanao are still reeling from the effects of Tropical Cyclone Pablo (Bopha), which devastated parts of Mindanao and Visayas.