‘Pulong’ aids flash flood victims
DAVAO CITY – At least 1,000 families affected by the recent flash flood here received relief assistance from the Office of the First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte on Wednesday morning.
The First Congressional District Office’s personnel distributed emergency food packs, hot porridge, and breakfast to the flood victims in barangays 2-A, 5-A, 8-A, 9-A, 10-A, 19-B, Matina Gravahan, and Maa at around 2 a.m. on 22 February.
Several barangays in the city flooded while authorities ordered an evacuation on Tuesday evening following a heavy rainstorm, which caused rivers’ water levels to rise and forced the 1,093 families or 4,300 individuals to leave their houses.
The First Congressional District Office assured that all victims were given appropriate assistance.
That day, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) issued water level warnings in some of the city’s rivers. Davao River, Lasang River, and Bunawan River were under code red, while Talomo River and Matina River were at an orange level.
CDRRMO head Alfredo Baloran said that three major rivers in the region were swollen by the rain, adding that authorities had to block the road to traffic until Wednesday morning as a portion of the roadway connecting Lasang and Bunawan flooded in floodwaters.
Davao City, Davao del Norte, and Davao Oriental sustained moderate to heavy rainfall on 21 February at 7 p.m. due to a localized thunderstorm that led to flooding in various barangays. Not a single person was reported injured or missing in the incident.
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