7 barangays hit by new flashfloods; Beng, Celso distribute relief goods PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 August 2013 13:21

Incessant rains Thursday placed at least 7 barangays underwater damaging at least 8 houses and displacing almost 200 families.

Mayor Beng Climaco and District 1 Congressman Celso Lobregat Thursday night spearheaded the distribution of food and other relief goods in the evacuation centers set up for the families affected.

The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) headed by OIC Evelyn Las Marias in coordination with the barangays concerned for the intake of the victims and the distribution of the food packs.

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center with City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. as incident coordinator and CSWDO identified the barangays affected by the Thursday flooding as Limpapa, Labuan, Patalon, Ayala, Talisayan and Tugbungan.

A landslide covered a stretch of the road in sitio Latap, Limpapa that stranded some individuals.

A number of those affected by the Thursday floods were also among those displaced by the flooding Friday last week.

Orendain said the rains Thursday did not bring much damage as the rains that hit the city from Friday to Sunday last week. After a few hours of river swelling, the water subsided allowing families to return to their homes.

As of press time, the Ayala, Talisayan and Tugbungan evacuees have left the evacuation centers.

Based on records from the CSWDO, in Limpapa, a total of 47 families were affected. Of the total, 7 are from sitio Cumati whose houses were damaged by the landslide last week and remain in the barangay hall and the chapel. The 40 other families are from sitios Latap and Masalag also in Limpapa.

In Labuan, 22 families were affected with 3 families staying in the barangay hall. At least 6 houses—two of which totally washed away by gushing waters, were damaged.

In Patalon, 28 families were affected with two houses totally damaged, families of which are staying at the barangay hall.

In Ayala, 15 families were temporarily sheltered at the Ayala gymnasium while in Talisayan 50 families were evacuated to the Talisayan Elementary School.

At least 18 families, mostly affected by Friday’s flashfloods were temporarily evacuated anew Thursday.

Damage to crops has yet to be determined but personnel from the CSWDO and City Agriculturist Office were in the affected areas yesterday to assess the situation.

Weather forecast said that the Thursday rains were part of the monsoon rains. — Sheila Covarrubias