As of November 14, 2013 Thursday, there are at least 200 families evacuated when a waist-deep floodwater hit some villages in Digos City after a sudden heavy downpour around 6 p.m.
Digos city media liaison Melody Malnegro, said rain started to pour heavily around 6 p.m and affected areas were Barangay Aplaya, Cogon, and Ruparan.
Malnegro added that most evacuees are from Barangay Aplaya while in Cogon, families were still waiting for the rescuers.
Flash flood also destroyed the bridge connecting Davao City and General Santos City and is not imp(–foul word(s) removed–)able while a metal hanging bridge was damage in Barangay Ruparan.
As of this matter, local government is conducting rescue operations to secure all affected residents. Malnegro also said that they are still (–foul word(s) removed–)sing the extent of damage but their priority right now is to secure the residents.
Meanwhile Davao del Sur Provincial Correspondent, Bombo Nilo Cobrado, said residents from Barangay Aplaya, Davao del Sur were terribly shocked because of the sudden incident.
One of the resident, said rain started to pour around 5:00 in the afternoon, but they never thought that flash flood will struck their place because of the little amount of rain.
In regard with this, Cobrado concluded that its possible heavy downpour on mountainous part triggered to cause flood.
However there are no records of casualties or even injuries. Displaced residents are taking temporary shelter at the city’s gymnasium.