Nabunturan Emergency Response Team assists in the evacuation of flood-affected individuals in designated evacuation centers.
-Photo by MDRRMO Nabunturan

As of January 24, 2017 9:45 am, a total number of 182 families with 614 individuals evacuate their respective houses due to continuous heavy rain and rising level of water overflowing from nearby rivers in some Barangays in Nabunturan, Compostella Valley.

Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC) immediately responded by conducting preemptive evacuation of households situated in flood-affected areas in the municipality using the LGU Nabunturan Saddam Trucks and 3 ten-wheeler trucks.

Affected areas are Barangay Basak with 228 evacuees, Barangay Magsaysay with 189 evacuees, Barangay Sta. Maria with 32 evacuees, Barangay Magading with 101 evacuees, and Barangay Sto. Niño with 64 evacuees.

MDRRMC jumped-off preemptive evacuation yesterday, January 23 at 8:30 am in Prk. 7, Barangay Basak.

Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) address the basic necessities of victims by giving food packs, potable water, and medicine. Nurses are also on duty in each evacuation centers to respond to the health needs of the evacuees.

MDRRMO Wenie Portes also reported that Magsaysay to Magading road is now passable, including the Magading to New Dauis road via Kural.

San Juan Elementary School, Prk. 1 Basak Elementary School, Magsaysay Elementary School, Sta. Maria Barangay Hall Community Center, Magading Barangay Hall Community Center, and Sto. Niño Barangay Gymnasium all serve as temporary shelters to flood victims.