Heavy 12-hour-rain caused another flash floods in Cagayan de Oro City

A heavy rain that began Sunday morning caused a flash flood that spread to least 23 barangays in Cagayan de Oro

A “trisikad” Driving through a flooded road along Madonna Hospital street.

Another flash floods in Cagayan de Oro City resulting from heavy rains early this morning. Flash flooding occurs when the ground becomes saturated with water that has fallen too quickly to be absorbed. The runoff collects in low-lying areas and rapidly flows downhill.

Some residents told me that this was the worst flashflood incident they had encountered since the last incident which hit them 20 years ago.

Some roads were closed, houses flooded and even a major hospital (J.R. Borja General Hospital – City Hospital) was flooded..

The J.R. Borja General Hospital alley has been flooded.

Regardless of how a flood or flash flood occurs, the rule for being safe is simple: head for higher ground and stay away from flood waters.

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