Flooding in CDO affects 4,879 persons, forces evacuation of 3,911 others — NDRRMC

MANILA — Severe flooding has affected 4,879 persons and caused the evacuation of 3,911 others in Cagayan De Oro as heavy rains battered the city and other areas of Northern Mindanao.

This was disclosed by National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Ricardo Jalad in an update Tuesday.

Cagayan De Oro, heavily-battered by Typhoon “Sendong” in 2011, was forced to declare a state-of-calamity Tuesday as result of the severe rain and flooding it experienced again Monday.

“The flooding was due to continued heavy rains compounded by drainage problems,” Jalad said.

Floods were also monitored in Iligan City, Misamis Oriental, and Lanao Del Norte.

The NDRRMC chief said they are still confirming reports that three persons were killed, and three others hurt and another one missing in Monday’s heavy flooding. PNA-northboundasia.com