Philippines – Hundreds Evacuate Floods in Davao City

Disaster authorities in the Philippines report that hundreds of people have moved from their homes to evacuations centres after flash flooding in parts of Davao City.

According to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) of the country’s Department of Social Welfare and Development, heavy rains caused by a localized thunderstorm on 26 April triggered flooding in Bunawan and Buhangin-B districts. As many as 3,280 people were affected by the flooding incident in four and 162 families or 419 people evacuated to temporary shelter in 5 evacuation centres.

Over 265 mm of rain fell at Davao Airport in 24 hours to 27 April 2021.

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