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Floods in Mindanao – soon in the Southern Visayas
The floods have begun. Near General Santos (Southern Mindanao) hundreds of houses in two major villages here were submerged in floodwaters as another major waterway swelled anew over the weekend due to heavy rains in the area during the last two days.
Significant portions of Barangays Lagao and Baluan have remained flooded due to the impounding of huge volumes of floodwaters from the nearby Kalaja River. The floods already affected 630 families that were situated in low-lying areas of the two villages.
The floodwaters reach waist-deep in some areas but there has been no evacuation as the affected residents decided to just remain in their areas.
And the weather forecast is not promising better conditions:
- January 22, 2014 Weather is slowly getting better The "INQUIRER" published an interesting overview of the Tropical Depression LINGLING/Agaton.
Here is an excerpt, a link to the full […]
- September 4, 2013 Luzon Dams again under control Of the 9 dams in Luzon, 8 have closed their gates. Their water levels are between 10 centimeters overflow (Magat dam) and 18.9 meters […]
- January 2, 2013 The first clouds of the LPA have reached Mindanao The low pressure area (LPA) 92W is quickly moving towards Mindanao and the southern Visayas. The first batch of heavy rain clouds has […]
- July 3, 2012 The dams are full and Manila under water The dams in Luzon are full, very full, overflowing.
The La Mesa Dam in Quezon City has been placed on red alert status Tuesday morning. […]
- May 31, 2012 First Floods hit central Mindanao Floods destroy embankments of a river isolating some of the villages in San Fernando, Bukidnon on Tuesday. Intermittent rains triggered […]
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