AROUND 200 households in Barangays Paknaan and Casuntingan in Mandaue City experienced flooding after the Butuanon River overflowed earlier Tuesday, January 2.
The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CDRRM) Office recorded a damaged house after a mango tree fell in Sitio Riverside in Barangay Pagsabungan.
CDRRM Officer Felix Suico Jr. said no one was reportedly injured during the rains brought by Tropical Depression Agaton.
In Paknaan, Suico said around 200 households were hit by flood in Zone Ahos, Sili, Talong past 5 a.m. Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna, who served as the acting mayor, said the CDRRM personnel and some barangay officials told the families to evacuate after water entered their houses.
However, Fortuna said the families preferred to stay in their houses despite the flooding in Paknaan.
In Casuntingan, families of about 10 to 15 houses along the riverbank in Sitio Lub-ang were moved to an upper ground after Butuanon River overflowed.
“Earlier at past 5 a.m., the Butuanon river overflowed and we had to evacuate some residents living along the riverbank. They were provided with hot meals by our social welfare personnel. They have now returned to their homes after the water subsided,” said Fortuna.