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Heavy rains, flooding displace 18,308 families in Davao City

The City Government of Davao deployed rescue teams during the evening of December 22, 2017, to evacuate residents of low-lying areas in the city. As of the latest count of the City Information Office (CIO), 18,308 families were affected as houses and roads were submerged in water due to the rain and overflowing of rivers.

Tropical Strom Vinta (International name: Tembin) is believed to have caused the rise in the water levels around Davao City as rainfall from the mountains and surrounding regions were dumped into the rivers.

Relief operations are already underway as LGU’s and various organizations have begun gathering donations for the families in the evacuation centers.

The list of affected areas around the city as of 6 pm today is shown below, per the City Information Office:
– Abain Compound, Brgy. Sanggalingan, Maa
– Purok 27, Padama St., Maa
– Purok 26, Sitio Mayren Caimito, Maa
– Lasang, Davao City
– Jade Valley, Brgy. Tigatto
– Deca Homes, Tigatto
– Sitio Uyanguren, Brgy Tigatto
– Purok 7, Brgy Waan, Buhangin
– Riverside, Brgy. Mandug
– Lapoy, Brgy. Mandug
– Riverside, Bolton Extension, Brgy 8-A
– Riverside, Magallanes, Brgy 2-A
– Pag-asa, Bryco, and Madapo, Brgy 5-A
– Lower Madapo, Bariquit Comp, Brgy 8-A
– Dumsat, Riverside, San Rafael, Brgy 9-A
– Duwa Muslim Village, Riverside Brgy 10-A
– Riverside Gravahan, Bacaca and El Rio Phase 5, Brgy 19-A
– Bolton Isla, Brgy 40-D
– Abain Compound, Brgy. Sanggalingan, Maa
– Purok 27., Padama St., Maa
– Purok 26, Sitio Mayren Caimito Maa
– Purok 1,2,3,4 Gravahan, Matina
– Purok Balite SIR, Phase 1 Matina
– Brgy. Lamanan, Calinan
– Brgy. Dominga, Calinan
– Brgy. Dacudao, Calinan
– Brgy. Dalagdag, Calinan
– Brgy. Tamugan, Area Sitio Acacia, and Sitio Davao

Donation drop-off points

Private donations can be made 24/7 in the City Hall of Davao while queries and information can be directed to the City Government Operations Center
Landline – (082) 224 3004
Mobile – 0917 162 0146
email: davaocitymayor@gmail.com

For Ateneans, donations can be dropped off at the SAMAHAN Office, Mezzanine Floor, Martin Building.
Below is a list of items that can be donated:
– Non-perishable food (noodles, canned goods, preferably Halal-certified)
– Rice
– Clothing
– Hygiene Kits
– First-Aid Kits
– Blankets, Pillows, Sleeping mats

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