ORMOC CITY-Typhoon “Glenda” brought continuous rain in the city that resulted to flooding at some villages on July 15. This prompted the City Disaster-Risk Reduction Management Council to temporarily move some 100 families to various evacuation centers.
The city rescue unit and the police rescued the trapped families in the villages of Lilo-an, San Isidro, Cogon, San Juan, Mas-in, San Vicente, R.M. Tan, Licuma and Bantigue with the use of the rubber boats and temporarily housed them at the barangay halls, schools, chapels and day care centers considering that some of the previously identified evacuation centers were yet rehabilitated after supertyphoon “Yolanda”.
Some of these villages were identified as flood-prone being located along Pagsangaan River – a catch basin of floodwater from nearby municipalities. However, a number of affected families declined to leave their homes but were given food packs by the City Social Welfare and Development Office. The residents at Isla Noah in Lilo-an situated at the river’s axis were at first hesitant but the rescuers were persistent of having them evacuated. No one was reported hurt or injured considering that the NDRRMC headed by Mayor Edward Codilla imposed early evacuation. (ELVIE ROMAN ROA)