SURVIVORS of Typhoon Yolanda who are seeking temporary shelter in tents at the South Road Properties (SRP) are beset with another problem.
With the persistent rains, the families fear another flooding since water would go inside the tents.
The tents stand on unpaved ground at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 compound.
During heavy rains, the ground cannot absorb the water, so families would have to wade through a puddle of water inside the tents.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the solution is to have a proper drainage system at the Tent City.
He said he will talk to DPWH 7 so the drainage can be improved.
But if the rains persist in the coming days, the families staying there can be transferred to the General Services Office warehouse nearby, he said.
Rama said the evacuees should not worry because the City will work with DPWH to help them.
Hundreds of families from Eastern Visayas came to Cebu after losing their houses and loved ones during the typhoon last Nov. 8.
Some of them have returned to their hometowns while a few chose to stay in the tents provided by the Philippine National Red Cross.