14 city streets flooded on June 6

Photo from Davao PSSCC
Photo from Davao PSSCC

A TOTAL OF 14 streets in Davao City were flooded during the heavy rains brought about by the low-pressure area (LPA) on June 6, 2023, the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) reported.

In the data from the CDRRMO, the Davao City Information Office stated that flooded streets included those in the Buhangin and Poblacion districts.

Affected streets in Buhangin Districts are Laverna Hills, C.P. Garcia Road, Barangay Cabantian; the main road of NHA Buhangin, Buhangin Proper; Talisay Street, Buhangin Proper; Watusi Street, Buhangin Proper; New San Isidro, Buhangin Proper; Sandawa, Spring Valley, Buhangin Proper; Underpass, Diversion Road, Buhangin Proper; Carpenter Street, in Barangay Leon Garcia Sr.; Old San Isidro, Buhangin Proper.

In Poblacion District, the affected streets are R. Magsaysay Avenue corner Suazo Street, Barangay 30-D; Pelayo Street corner Bonifacio Street, Barangay 3-A; Torres Street corner Jacinto Street, Barangay 11-B; V. Mapa Street, Barangay 12-B; and J.P. Laurel Street corner Sta. Ana Avenue, Barangay 30-C.

At 5 p.m. on June 5, 2023, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-Pagasa) released a forecast that the LPA, which is located 1,000 kilometers east of Eastern Visayas, will cause a localized thunderstorm that will affect Mindanao.

“Davao City will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the localized thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds from the Southwest to the West with slight to moderate seas,” DOST-Pagasa said in their advisory.

However at 10:55 p.m. on the same day, CDRRMO reported heavy rains with thunderstorms are experienced in some areas of Tugbok, Poblacion, Agdao, Buhangin, and Bunawan Districts.

“Light to moderate rains are being experienced in some areas of the Talomo Districts.

All river channels are monitored at Safe or Normal Levels,” CDRRMO said in their advisory.

Davao City Information Office (CIO), citing its interview with CDRRMO head Alfredo Baloran, stated that they received no tragic reports related to the incident.

“CDRRMO reported no casualties, deaths, and injuries during the reported street flooding incidents, which were from knee to waist deep, experienced on the eve of June 5 to June 6 dawn,” CIO said.

Meanwhile, four canal overflows were also recorded in Purok YCF, Barangay San Antonio, Purok Freedom, Barangay San Antonio; Purok West Saint Anthony, Barangay San Antonio; and Purok Sarphil, Barangay Wilfredo Aquino. KSD


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