Category Archives: disaster preparedness

Preparing for the flood

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 18 Jan) – The worst flooding in our house happened last December 26, 2016. We were caught flat-footed because we miscalculated Typhoon Nina’s devastating power as it was so far away in Luzon. Why worry when you’re 500 miles away from danger? Six inches of water and mud inside our house […]

Flash flood claims one casualty in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 January) — A woman farmer in San Fernando, Bukidnon who was carried away by flash flood while trying to cross the town’s Tigua River around 4:30pm Monday was found dead in Maramag town Tuesday. Ai-ai Balode, 22, was from Sitio Balacayo, Barangay Namnam, Rou Francis Piscos, San Fernando Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and […]

Classes suspended in all levels in Surigao Norte on Monday as “Auring” makes landfall over Siargao Island

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 08 January) — Classes in all levels in Surigao del Norte have been ordered suspended by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRC) chaired by Governor Sol Matugas, as typhoon “Auring” made landfall over Siargao Island Sunday afternoon. Agusan del Norte Governor Rosedell Amante-Matba, who earlier ordered the suspension of […]

19 families forcibly evacuated in Koronadal due to landslides

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/24 November) — The city government forcibly evacuated 19 families from an upland village here due to a series of landslides triggered by heavy rains on Wednesday night. Cyrus Urbano, city administrator, said Thursday they monitored “pockets of landslides” in portions of Sitios Olom-Lao, Oloclofe and Lower Ladol of Barangay Assumption that closed […]

Surigao City braces for Tropical Depression Marce

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/23 November) — As Tropical Depression Marce approached Mindanao on Wednesday, the city began a close monitoring of the rainfall mount and water level to avoid a repeat of the traffic jam caused by a flashflood early this month. The city had been experiencing slow to moderate rains since Tuesday evening. “We are […]

Flash flood hits Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 November) – Flash floods brought about by a heavy downpour struck this city Friday afternoon, causing a heavy traffic jam. Floodwaters rose ankle- to knee-deep along Navarro, Borromeo San Nicolas, Diez, Sarvida, Roxas and Narcisco streets and Kilometer 1, national highway, Gemina and Vasquez streets were impassable as floodwaters rose from knee […]