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Davao de Oro death toll due to floods, landslides climbs to 8

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The number of fatalities in Davao de Oro following floods and landslides caused by the trough or extension of a low pressure area (LPA) has risen to eight, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO).

In an interview by Super Radyo Davao, Fe Maestre, Information Officer of Davao de Oro, said the two additional casualties were from the municipalities of Pantukan and Monkayo.

One of the victims is a 98-year-old woman who was buried in a landslide. The other victim is a man who was killed in a flooding in Barangay Kingking, Pantukan.

Some areas remain submerged in floods in Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, Davao Oriental, and Davao City.

Nearly 5,000 families were evacuated due to massive flooding and landslides in the towns of Monkayo and Maragusan in Davao de Oro, according to GMA News Regional TV.

As of 3 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024, the municipal government of Monkayo recorded some 4,464 families or 10,129 affected. Some took shelter temporarily at the evacuation centers while others opted to stay outside the evacuation centers.

The local government said 21 barangays were affected by the calamities. These include Barangays Poblacion, Rizal, Mt. Diwata, Naboc, Olaycon, Pasian, Casoon, Upper Ulip, Babag, Salvacion, Union, Inambatan, San Jose, Baylo, Haguimitan, Mamunga, Awao, Tubo-tubo, Macopa, Banlag, and San Isidro.

In Maragusan town, around 371 families or 1,512 individuals have also evacuated.

According to the report of the municipal government as of 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024, 13 barangays were affected.

These are Barangays Mapawa, Poblacion, Langgawisan, Coronobe, New Albay, Bagong Silang, New Panay, Dalian, Mauswagon, Paloc, Tandik, and Tupas.

Barangay Tupas has the most number of evacuees with 134 families or 500 individuals, based on the report.

Aside from distributing food assistance, the provincial government also conducted rapid health assessment to check the health condition of the evacuees.

The Provincial Health Office (PHO) have collected necessary data and assessed the health status of residents affected to determine the kind of medicine to be given and administered to flood victims. –Jamil Santos/ VAL, GMA Integrated News



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