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Floods, landslides hit Sultan Kudarat upland village, affect 6 families

Climate Change/Environment • 16:30 PM Thu Jun 27, 2024
Edwin O. Fernandez
HEAVY RAINS AFTERMATH. At least six families have been evacuated to safer grounds after ground tension and landslides occurred in Barangay Masiag, Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat following heavy downpour on Tuesday, June 25. (Photo by Hern Galve)

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat  – The municipal disaster responders in Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat have evacuated six families following flash floods and landslides that hit Barangay Masiag on Wednesday (June 26) morning following a heavy downpour.

Hern Aries Galve, Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Committee (BDRRMC) chair, said several houses have tilted due to soil erosion.

Galve said affected families are now temporarily housed in the village center.

Galve appealed to residents to immediately move to safer grounds during heavy downpours to prevent accidents.

Sultan Kudarat has been experiencing moderate to heavy downpours the past few days brought about by mild weather disturbances. 

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