FIFTEEN families living near the Butuanon River in Barangay Pit-os evacuated to the barangay's gymnasium on Monday, January 16, a school official said.

Marivic Famador, Pit-os National High School Disaster Risk Reduction Management head, said 15 families evacuated for fear of continuous rise of the river near their homes.

Earlier, a house along the Butuanon River in Barangay Pit-os, was destroyed and parts of it were swept away by flash flood due to heavy rains. The owner is safe.

Here's a video of the incident.

Famador added that the Department of Social Welfare and Development provided relief goods to the affected families.

Meanwhile, a tree fell down along the road of Barangay Pit-os due to Monday’s heavy rain.

Cebu City Police Office, in a Twitter post, said officials of Police Station 8 in Talamban encountered road blockage in the said barangay on their way to Binaliw village to conduct an area assessment.

Police Senior Superintendent Joel Doria and Police Station 8 Commander Senior Inspector Arieza Otida aided in clearing the way. (Pia Noreen Bilar/SunStar Philippines)