Floods submerge parts of Cebu


Posted at Oct 08 2011 05:25 PM | Updated as of Oct 09 2011 06:46 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Several roads in Cebu City were submerged in knee-deep floods, following incessant rains on Friday.

Badly-hit by the floods were residents living in the vicinity of Mahiga Creek, which overflowed at the height of the rains.

Raging floodwaters have entered the homes of several residents in the area.

Commuters in Mandaue City, Cebu were also stranded due to the floods, after roads became impassable to vehicles.

A creek in the village of Subangdako in Mandaue also overflowed.

No casualties or missing persons were reported as of posting.

According to state weather bureau PAGASA, the rainshowers were caused by the combined effects of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and the Low Pressure Area (LPA).

PAGASA said the LPA was located 50 kilometers north of Coron in Palawan and is embedded along the ITCZ.

Science and Technology Undersecretary Graciano Yumul said rains all over the country are expected because of the weather disturbance. -- Report from Joworski Alipon, ABS-CBN Central Visayas