Relief efforts continue for flood victims in Surigao Norte

Relief efforts for the victims of flooding in the entire province will continue, Gov. Sol Matugas said.

Gov. Matugas was in the municipality of Mainit on Monday, February 7 and have personally seen the condition of the 1,200 affected families who are still in the four designated evacuation centers as waters from Lake Mainit have not yet subsided.

Latest figure from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) showed that an estimated 20, 537 families have been affected, and another six persons killed, by the recent torrential rains and flooding in the entire province.

Reports further revealed that some houses in the barangays Tagbuyawan, Tapi-an, and Mansayao in the municipality of Mainit have been swept away, and the destruction is developing into one of the worst calamities in years in the said town.

Earlier, PAGASA cautioned that torrential rains are expected to continue even until summer. The situation in areas already affected by flooding, it warned, could worsen, while new areas may also be inundated.(PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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