THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration Davao Region (Pagasa-Davao) said the region will continue to experience heavy rains brought by typhoon Chedeng.

In an interview with SunStar Davao on June 7, 2023, Bema Tajones, OIC Davao Complex Station of Pagasa, said that they are currently monitoring typhoon Chedeng which was formerly a low-pressure area.

“Naa ni siya sa 1,070 kilometers (km) east of Southern Luzon. Wala ni siya’y chance mo land fall based sa data nga atong nakuha karun (Its speed is at 1,070 km east of Southern Luzon. As of now, there’s no chance of land fall based on our data),” Tajones said.

“Kung mabantayan ninyo and atong ulan, sa hapon padulong gabii, usahay moabot pa og kadlawon ang ulan. Unya pag buntag init pud kaayo, unya pagkahapon ulan na dayon, mao ni siya ang thunderstorm (If you observe, we usually have this heavy rains in the afternoon to evening but sometimes it will also end in the morning),” she added.

An advisory from Pagasa was also released at 2:40 pm concerning the thunderstorm.

“Moderate with occasionally heavy (4.5-7.5 with occasionally 7.5-15 liters/meter^2 per hour) rain showers with lightning and strong winds due to thunderstorms are being experienced in Bukidnon (Manolo Fortich, Sumilao, Lantapan, Malaybalay City, Cabanglasan, San Fernando), Davao del Norte (Talaingod and Kapalong), Davao de Oro (Pantukan), Davao Oriental (Banaybanay, Lupon, Mati City, and San Isidro), which may persist within one to two hours and may affect nearby areas,” Pagasa said.

Meanwhile, Pagasa said that “light to moderate (2.5-5.5 liters/meter^2 per hour) rain showers with lightning and strong winds due to thunderstorms are being experienced in Bukidnon (Impasugong, San Fernando, Don Carlos), Davao del Sur (Malalag), Davao City, which may persist within 1-2 hours and may affect nearby areas.”

“All are advised to take precautionary measures against the impacts associated with these hazards which include flash floods and landslides,” Pagasa added.

Meanwhile, on June 6 at least 14 city streets were flooded due to heavy rains.

Davao City Information Office said that the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) reported 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. KSD