In DavOr: Rain subsides, displaced families advised to go homePosted on
MATI, DAVAO ORIENTAL (January 28) -–The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Council (PDRRMC) here has advised the 312 families from Cateel town, to go home as rain subsided.
The residents left their homes following the pre-emptive evacuation order early Sunday morning.
As of Sunday night, January 27, advisories about the heavy rainfall in Mindanao was lifted, but the disaster office continues to monitor the river beds.
The three-day heavy downpour brought about by the tail-end of a cold front has rendered residents from Cateel town to temporarily evacuate.
The residents from the villages of Barangay Abejod, Barangay Santa Fe, Barangay San Rafael, San Alfonso, San Vicente, Alegria, San Miguel, and from Poblacion, evacuated as ordered by the MDRRMO.
Said barangays are considered vulnerable as they are living near the mouth of Aragon Dam.
While the Municipality of Cateel has activated its Incident Command System, the PDRRMC has also deployed equipment and manpower to assist in the transport of evacuees, clearing and other interventions in the affected areas.
The provincial government provided 400 food packs to the families affected. Karen Lou Deloso