Localized thunderstorms to cause more rains, flooding and landslide in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY  (July 19)–More rains are expected due to localized thunderstorms, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).  For the past days,  Cagayan de Oro was battered by consistent rain brought by the southwest monsoon causing flooding across the city, landslide and subsequently, the cancellation of classes. Landslide occured at …

CDO mulls ‘lockdown’ policy in future disaster response ops

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–The repeated occurrence of flooding in the city’s main roads has prompted the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) to consider a “lockdown” policy for the safety of people stranded in flooded areas. CDRRMO chief Verner Monsanto presented this proposal during a post-evaluation briefing on July 11, following waist-deep flooding …