Flooding leaves no evacuees, casualties in Lapu-Lapu

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THE Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LLCDRRMO) said no residents in the city have evacuated due to heavy rains Thursday night, August 4, 2022.

LLCDRRMO head Nagiel Bañacia told SunStar Cebu on Friday, August 5, though that an area in Sitio Tangke, Barangay Basak was flooded.

Hze said they also did not receive any report on casualties.

The LLCDRRMO, however, was on “blue alert” Thursday night, which means they were on standby mode and ready to respond for possible evacuation and search and rescue.

"Ang amo diri lunop kay wala man mi sapa ug bukid (We only had flooding here because we don’t have rivers and mountains). It's more on inconvenience," said Bañacia.

Engr. Al Quiblat, Pagasa Visayas weather bureau chief, said Thursday evening that the heavy downpour was brought by a low pressure area (LPA) and southwest monsoon.

In its advisory issued at 6 a.m. Friday, August 5, Pagasa said the LPA was estimated over the coastal water of Calauag, Quezon as of 3 a.m.

Light to occasionally moderate rains and thunderstorms are expected within 12 hours in Central Visayas.

Watercourses likely to be affected are the following: Bohol (rivers and its tributaries particularly Inabanga, Ipil, Matulid, Loboc, and Abatan); Siquijor (all rivers and tributaries); Cebu (rivers and its tributaries, particularly Kotkot, Mananga, Guinabasan, Balamban and Subangdaku); and Negros Oriental (rivers and tributaries, particularly La Libertad, Tanjay, Candugay, Siaton, Cawitan, Sipocong, Bayawan, Pagatban and Lower Tabanan).

The general public, particularly those living near the mountains and in the low-lying areas of the above mentioned river systems, was advised to take necessary precautionary measures. (MKG)

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