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Floods displace 2,900 families from 21 villages in Butuan

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A staff member of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) in Butuan City checks the situation of the affected individuals inside the evacuation c
SECURING THE EVACUEES. A staff member of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) in Butuan City checks the situation of the affected individuals inside the evacuation center in Barangay Maon on Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2024). The CSWDO said about 2,947 families from the city's 21 barangays have been affected by flooding due to the continuing rise of the water level in the Agusan River. [[i]](Photo courtesy of Butuan CSWDO)[[i]]
BUTUAN CITY – At least 21 barangays here are currently affected by flooding as the water level in the Agusan River continued to rise due to the persisting inclement weather, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) said Tuesday.
The CDRRMO issued Water Level Flood Alert No. 3 for the continuing forced evacuation of residents residing along the Agusan River as the water level reached a critical 3.1-meter level.
"Residents are also advised to contact (our office) for any flood and disaster-related concerns," it said in an advisory.
The increase in the water level of the Agusan River is caused by the flooding in parts of neighboring Agusan del Sur and Davao de Oro provinces due to the continuous rains caused by the trough of a low-pressure area since last week.
Meanwhile, the City Social Welfare and Development Office reported that the flooding has impacted 2,947 families or 9,308 individuals in the 21 affected barangays.
Displaced families were brought to 32 designated evacuation centers across the city.
As of Tuesday, 2,344 affected families were served food and other needs amounting to P1.2 million. (PNA)

Last Modified: 2024-Feb-07 12.17.16 UTC+0800