Friday, August 19, 2011

Flashflood hits Cotabato village; 45 families displaced, Philippines - 19th Aug 2011

A flashflood hit a village in Polomolok, South Cotabato yesterday afternoon, leaving 45 families homeless.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Purok Riverside, Silway 8 was hit by a flashflood around 2 p.m.

The NDRRMC said that the flashflood struck after a river along the hamlet overflowed due to heavy rains.

At total of 45 families or 215 people were displaced and evacuated to a gymnasium in the barangay. No one was reported hurt.

The local government has provided food to the affected families. Source