After a significant downpour, rivers overflow and streets flood in Davao City
On Wednesday, Davao City saw flooding in several streets and regions, rivers overflowing, and hundreds of households being evacuated due to severe rains brought on by the trough of the Low Pressure Area (LPA).
After a significant downpour, rivers overflow and streets flood in Davao City
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According to information obtained by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), more than 2,000 families or over 8,000 people from 15 barangays were saved and evacuated on January 31, 2024, according to the City Information Office (CIO).

The principal tributaries of the city, the Lipadas, Davao, Matina, Lasang, Talomo, and Bunawan rivers, had water levels that were critically high, being monitored, and progressively declining on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

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On Thursday, the streets in Buhangin's Jade Valley Subdivision, Juliville Subdivision, and Matina Gravahan in Barangay 74-A remained impassable.

 

Concurrently, the LPA's trough resulted in landslides and the damage of several important Davao Oriental roads and bridges.

 

On Thursday, there was damage to the Bitan-agan Bridge in Don Enrique Lopez, City of Mati, which makes the road to Tarragona impassable for all kinds of vehicles.

 

An evening landslide at Barangay La Union, Municipality of San Isidro, Davao Oriental, rendered San Isidro to Governor Generoso Road impassable for all kinds of vehicles, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).

The force of the river's strong torrents caused a section of the bridge in Sobrecarey, Caraga to collapse, and at the same time, a landslide occurrence was reported in Sitio Nanayngan, Brgy. San Jose, in the Caraga municipality.

 

Many floods affected drivers in a section of the road leading to Dahican; the highway along Lopez, Matiao, was impassable due to the overflowing Matiao Creek; water from the nearby river spilled onto the road in Barangay Calapagan, Lupon; and the roads and businesses surrounding the rotunda in Dahican were submerged by floodwaters.

 

Seven barangays in Davao de Oro are impacted by floods, according to information from the Office of the Civil Defense-Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council 11 (OCD-RDMMC 11) as of February 1, 2024.

A landslide affected five barangays in Davao Oriental and seven barangays in Davao de Oro.

 

 

Three highways are impassable in Davao de Oro owing to landslides, and three more in Davao Oriental owing to landslides and flooding.

 

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