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Flashflood Swamped Cagayan de Oro City

Posted on: January 14, 2009

Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines - More than 6,180 families evacuated in

Residents find their way through waist-deep flood water on a national high-way road at barangay lapasan

Residents find their way through waist-deep flood water on a national high-way road at barangay lapasan

Cagayan de Oro City last January 3, 2009 after the flashfloods trapped them in their homes. Everybody thought that the worst is over. Then on January 11, 2009 heavier downpour had set people in this city again to panic. As raging waters are rushing from every where flooding every streets it hits. Destroying anything in its way claiming more lives and caused many casualties.

This was whats left of a concrete house after raging flashflood waters washed it from where it stands

This was whats left of a concrete house after raging flashflood waters washed it from where it stands

Based on Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC – 10) report more than 6,180 families were affected by flashflood that wrecked havoc on in Cagayan de Oro City. The flashfloods left at least 230 totally damaged houses and 552 and more partially – damaged houses.

Affected barangays are Gusa; Consolacion; Macasandig; Tablon; Carmen; Balulang; Taguanao, Indahag; Tibasak, Kauswagan; Barangay 6, Lapasan, Barangay 7; Barangay 13; Barangay 15 and Barangay 17. Some of these barangays are still inaccessible.

Residents on affected barangays said that they were all caught by surprise as water rose suddenly to higher level. Some have managed to salvage important things before evacuating while other families leave their houses fleeing from the raging flashflood waters saving only their lives.

Terrazo Restaurant at Lapasan National Road

Terrazo Restaurant at Lapasan National Road

MPSC now known as Mindanao University of Science and Technology was covered with deep flashflood waters which almost leveled to the Uni's entrance gate

MPSC now known as Mindanao University of Science and Technology was covered with deep flashflood waters which almost leveled to the Uni's entrance gate

“This is the worst flooding the city and province experienced for the first time after 30 years. The water’s current is so strong and things happen so fast. The people could not believe the water could rise so quickly,” Rowena Balino, WV program manager in Mindanao, said.

“This is so sudden and we are still expecting the water to rise on Saturday afternoon. We are closely monitoring the residents especially on Isla de Oro and Isla Bacsan,” said Criselda Joson, Cagayan de Oro City Administrator. The two Islets were located across barangay Carmen and Barangays Kauswagan and Consolalacion, respectively.


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7 Responses to "Flashflood Swamped Cagayan de Oro City"

i have never experienced this ever in my life while i was in cdo. my cousin is one of the victims of this calamity.

I am one of the many victims of this calamity here in CDO. ‘ ‘,

I love staying in those luxurious Cagayan de Oro Hotels, they have friendly people.

hahahaha……………… luoya wui……………

wewewe
good thing I was on vacation at that time heheheheh

this is one of cdo’s worst calamity ever happened. Though it’s a natural calamity it could not have occured so distracting if people were concerned of their environment..
flashfloodincdo

Hi…..I live far away hayward, ca but have small house in villa angela. I just miss the place bad esp sendong typhoon damage d place.I wish to read stories and pics of what’s going on in villa angela, pls. Thanks.

Mary

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