Heavy Thursday downpour causes floods, mini landslide in Cebu City

By: Dyrecka Letigio, Paul Lauro - CDN Digital | September 16,2021 - 02:33 PM

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Heavy rains on Thursday, September 16, 2021, flooded the streets and caused a mini landslide in Cebu City.

The heavy rains were most likely brought by a low-pressure area forming inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), 375 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ).

The rains caused a mini landslide along Villalon Drive in Barangay Capitol Site, along the hillside.

Cebu CDRRMO clearing the landslide in Barangay Capitol Site. | Photo Courtesy of CDRRMO

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has already responded to the are and clear the rockfall along the road.

The CDRRMO urges motorists to be be vigilant while traversing hillside and mountainside roads as the soil and rocks may fall in areas where there is lack of ground support.

Meanwhile, at least 14 streets in uptown and downtown Cebu City were flooded during the downpour.

The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) warned motorists to find alternative routes for vehicles with low-lying engines or to expect traffic for those who wish to pass these roads.

The flooded roads were:

1. Jakosalem St. near Sacred Heart Center

2. Bonifacio St. near Police Station 1

3. Carreta Lorega San Miguel

4. T. Padilla St.

5. Legaspi – Manalili

6. Nasipit, Talamban (USC-TCF)

7. Colonnade, Colon

8. N. Bacalso Ave. near Abuhan going to Vestil St.

9. Osmena Blvd. – P. Del Rosario St.

10. RR. Landon – Junquera Ext.

11. MJ Cuenco near CTU

12. Leon Kilat – P. Del Rosario (Emall)

13. Echavez St. Sikatuna side

Since the rain is expected to last throughout the day, the CDRRMO encouraged the public to be wary of flood and landslide when travelling outside.

Here are photos of the downpour in Cebu City:

/bmjo

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