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Cities of Cebu, Mandaue placed under state of calamity By Gina Peralta- Elorde 01/30/2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

DUE TO RAINS

Cities of Cebu, Mandaue placed under state of calamity

By Gina Peralta- Elorde 01/30/2011

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) yesterday confirmed that cities of Cebu and Mandaue were placed under a state of calamity following heavy rains triggering flash floods for some days now.

The cities councils reportedly approved separate resolutions to declare a state of calamity by allowing the two cities to get calamity funds.

Last Tuesday, Cebu and Mandaue experienced flash floods due to heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC also said yesterday that a resident of Surigao del Norte was reported missing while at least 225 families were evacuated to safer grounds due to floods in that area.

The missing person was Amado Basadre, 40, of Honrado village in San Francisco town. He was about to cross a river but was swept away due to the strong current..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20110130nat1.html

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