Nabunturan, Compostela Valley – 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 Barangay 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 Saddam 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.

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.

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. Marga Melendres/ TIS Nabunturan


Nabunturan Emergency Response Team (NERT) assists families as they arrive at the evacuation center. Photo by MDRRMO Nabunturan
A baby is carefully handed to its mother to get on the MDRRMO Saddam Truck for evacuation. Photo by MDRRMO Nabunturan