Floods prompt evacuation of some individuals in Mandaue
MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Several individuals in Mandaue City were evacuated due to the flooding caused by the heavy rainfall on late Monday afternoon, September 11.
Felix Suico Jr., head of the Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said that a few areas in the city had experienced flooding with water reaching waist level.
Some of the flooded areas are along Lopez Jaena Street in Barangay Tipolo, Cabancalan, Pagsabungan, and Ibabao-Estancia.
Suico said that the families evacuated were already brought to different schools.
As of this writing, he said that they did not yet have the number of the individuals evacuated.
Moreover, Suico said that there were also four houses that were affected by the landslide in Sitio San Jose, Barangay Maguikay.
All families living there were safe and were also evacuated to a nearby school.
Due to the flooding in different streets in the city, drivers were also advised to take alternative routes.
Earlier in the afternoon, the Cebu City Fire Volunteers assessed flooded areas in Mandaue City traversing, particularly, A.S. Fortuna Avenue. from the boundary of Barangay Banilad in Cebu City heading towards a funeral parlor in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City.
The fire volunteers also assisted the Bantay Mandaue rescue personnel in helping stranded students and teachers of a school, whose classrooms at the ground floor of the building were flooded after the heavy rains.
The students went to the higher floors to avoid the floodwaters and were stranded there.
The students and teachers of the flooded school along AS Fortuna Avenue in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City were brought to safety by the fire volunteers and the Bantay Mandaue rescue personnel.
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