44 coastal, riverside areas vulnerable to sea swell

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Friday, January 7, 2011

THE Davao City Disaster Coordinating Council (DCDCC) listed 68 areas vulnerable to sea swell or monsoon waves.

Pepito Capili, operations officer of DCDCC, said on Thursday that these coastal and riverside areas are to be adversely affected in the event the sea level rises.

The list, updated as of last year, identified 44 areas in the first district, 14 in the second district, and 10 in the third district.


Barangay Bucana 76-A has the most number of areas vulnerable to sea swell, Capili said.

He advised residents in these vulnerable areas to heed calls from emergency response authorities to evacuate when needed.

However, he said that in the past years, there has been no grave occurrence of sea swelling.

Below are the sea swelling vulnerable areas:

District 1

Under Poblacion District, Barangay 21-C has Riverbed Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 vulnerable to sea level rise.

Barangay 23-C: Purok 3, Purok 4-A, Purok 4-B, Purok 6, and Purok 7.

Barangay 31-D: Purok 6-A, Purok 6-B, Purok 7-B, Purok 8-A and Purok 8-B.

Under Talomo District, Barangay Bago Aplaya has Purok Seaside, Bliss, and Gulf View.

Barangay Talomo Proper: Purok 1, Salakot; Talomo Beach Jones; Purok 2, Salakot; Talomo Cemento; Purok 4, Center Beach; Shimrick Beach Area; Purok 6, Sta. Cruz; Muslim Village (Bankal); and Purok 7, Center Beach.

Barangay Matina Aplaya: Purok Dumalag 1; Purok Times Beach 1 & 2; Purok Dumalag 2; Purok Shanghai 1 & 2; Purok Dumalag 3; Purok Aplaya Tabok; San Nicolas, Dumalag; Purok Del Carmen; and Purok Seaside 2.

Barangay Bucana 76-A: Purok 1; Bucana Proper; Purok 1-B; Kabacan to Times Beach; Purok 2; SIR Phase I & II; Purok 5; Purok 23, Isla Suerte; Purok 10; Purok 22-A Malamboon; Purok 11; and Purok 12.

Barangay Dumoy: Purok Pagibig Village

District 2

Under Agdao District, Barangay Vicente Duterte has Purok DXRH.

Barangay Centro Agdao (San Juan): Purok North San Juan (Jerome Area), Purok South San Juan, and Purok San Miguel.

Barangay Leon Garcia Sr.: Purok Sta. Cruz, Purok Sto. Niño, and Purok San Antonio.

Under Buhangin District, Barangay Panpanga has Km. 9, Mt. Dew, Lizada Village.

Under Bunawan District, Barangay Bunawan Proper: Purok 6, Purok 7, Purok 8, and Purok 9.

Barangay Lasang: Purok Scorpio, Sitio Bucana; and Purok Pisces, Sitio Bucana.

District 3

Under Toril District, Barangay Daliao: Sitio Pogi-Lawis, Kanipaan, Sitio Lipadas, Kalayaan, Sitio Kalubin-an, San Isidro, and Sitio Pantalan.

Barangay Lizada: Sitio Punong, Sitio Fisherman Village, and Sitio Lawis. (JCZ)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 08, 2011.

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