Two children missing in Cagayan de Oro flashfloods

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 04 2009 07:15 PM | Updated as of Jan 05 2009 04:34 AM

 Two children were confirmed missing in the flashflood that hit Cagayan de Oro City Saturday morning.

The two victims were identified as fiver-year old Christina Dapusala and six-year old Angel Vencio who are both residents of Sitio Kala-Kala in Barangay Macasandig.

A search and rescue helicopter of the Philippine Air Force had been scouring Macajalar Bay Sunday but ahs failed to spot the two.

33 barangays of the city meanwhile were affected by the floods with 5,480 families or 27,375 persons.

City Disaster Coordinating Council (CDCC) records showed the number of affected families reached 5,480 totalling 27,375 persons from 13 riverside barangays identified as 6, 7, 13,15,17, Carmen, Balulang, Consolacion, Gusa, Kauswagan, Macasandig, Tablon and Taguanao Indahag.

Barangays Macasandig and Consolacion were reported most affected with 9,930 and 7,440 families affected respectively.

In Barangay Consolacion, 20 houses were reported totally washed-out while 18 houses in Barangay Gusa were reported partially damaged.

Despite CDCC advise to residents not to return to their homes yet, some of them were back to their houses to salvage anything left and to start cleaning out mud left by the floods.

About 4,000 families are still seeking shelter in barangay halls and covered courts.

ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya meanwhile, together with Barangay Bulua women’s group visited evacuation centers in Barangays 13, Consolacion, and Macasandig and fed the evacuees with arroz caldo. ABS-CBN News Northern Mindanao