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Landslide, flooding hit Caraga Region; DPWH personnel on round-the clock watch

As rain continues to pound Northern Mindanao, hitting Region X with numerous landslides and covering every homes with water, Caraga Region is also slowly feeling the wrath of nature. Today, more places are affected with landslides and over-flooded roadways causing temporary closure to traffic until debris are cleared.

Department of Public Works and Highways personnel in the entire region of Caraga are on round-the clock maintenance, clearing the roads affected by landslide and putting up warnings signs and markers to flooded areas amidst the biting cold. Also, equipment and personnel composing the Disaster Preparedness Team are on standby for possible assistance in case of evacuation.

In the Municipality of Carmen, Agusan del Norte, 3 landslides occurred since January 12-14, 2008, closing one lane to traffic. Clearing is on-going but no major damage to road structure.
Surigao del Sur I reported that Tandag-Barobo route is not passable to light vehicles specifically along Gamut-Sumo-sumo road due to over flooding and junction Gamut-San Miguel route is totally close to traffic due to deep flood waters.

Meanwhile, Bislig City is experiencing power failure and more houses are under water. The District Office is not spared as water also filled the premises. But still, field personnel are patching potholes and cleaning ditches.

In Surigao del Norte I, landslides also occurred along the Surigao-Davao Coastal Road, temporarily closing Claver section on January 14, 2009, to all types of vehicles while Placer is open to light vehicles only. Road clearing was completed at 12:30 AM of the following day.
The island Districts of Dinagat and Siargao are also in battle with flooded roads and landslides and road slips. Thankfully, no major whip of wind and wave is felt as of date.

Trento, Agusan del Sur is not passable due to deep water and the Municipalities of Prosperidad and Lucena are open only to trucks and bigger vehicles because of over flooding. While in NRJ Pulang Lupa-Sta. Josefa Road, a 5m in length landslide detaching RCPC was incurred allowing only light vehicles to pass.

In summary, the Region still experience intensifying rains and more areas are expected to be underwater. Initial cost of damages is totalled to Php 142,000.00 as of January 15, 2009. (Connie R. Calo, DPWH-13/PIA-Caraga)

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