Floods hit some areas in Mandaue, Cebu cities
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Parts of Metro Cebu experienced heavy rains at past 3 p.m. causing floods in some parts of Mandaue City.
This was confirmed by Felix Suico Jr., operations head of the Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.
Suico said that a few areas in the city had experienced flooding because of the heavy rainfall on Monday afternoon.
Affected areas in Mandaue
He said that the floodwater even reached waist level in some areas.
Some of the flooded areas were along Lopez Jaena Street in Barangay Tipolo, Cabancalan, Pagsabungan, and Ibabao-Estancia.
He said that they already conducted an evacuation in some of these areas.
Moreover, Suico said four houses were affected by the landslide in Barangay Maguikay.
The Cebu City Fire Volunteers who assessed and patrolled the flooded areas to check on what they could to do to help commuters and residents in the area.
Assessing affected areas
The Cebu City Fire Volunteers riding a rescue truck started their assessment from the flyover in Barangay Banilad in Cebu City and heading to A.S. Fortuna Avenue towards Barangay Banilad in Mandaue City.
The CCFV also showed photos of a school in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City, whose lower floors were flooded after the heavy rains.
The CCFV also passed by an establishment in Barangay Banilad, Cebu City where the parking lot had been flooded after the afternoon downpour.
Aside from the CCFV, some netizens also got photos and videos of areas that were flooded in Mandaue City.
Pagasa Visayas advisory
One video showed a portion of Barangay Pagsabungan in Mandaue City which showed flood waters rising in the streets.
Another netizen took a picture of basement parking of an establishment in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City which were filled with water after the heavy rains.
Pagasa Visayas earlier issued an advisory at past 3:56 p.m. of heavy and intense rainshowers due to thunderstorms to be experienced particulary in Cordova town and Lapu-Lapu City and its nearby areas.
After the rains and the floods, passengers were stranded at a jeepney terminal in Ayala at the Cebu Business Park because of the floods.
Later at past 6 p.m., the traffic also started as vehicles start to traverse flooded streets in Cebu and Mandaue cities./With Correspondents Mary Rose Sagarino and Paul Lauro
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