Floods cause heavy traffic in Maguindanao

By Arianne Apatan, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Oct 12 2013 09:35 PM | Updated as of Oct 13 2013 05:36 AM

COTABATO CITY – The municipality of Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao was again hit by floods caused by heavy rains on Saturday.

Sultan Kudarat Mayor Datu Shameem Mastura said he has instructed the Sultan Kudarat rescue team to inform the residents in the area to prepare for the floods.

"Napagsabihan naman na natin sila, kahit pa prone talaga tayo sa baha dahil malapit tayo sa ilog," said Mastura.

The floods also caused heavy traffic at the Sultan Kudarat national highway to vehicles going in and out of Cotabato City.

"Ang tagal nang problema nito. Sana naman masolusyonan na kasi perwisyo talaga," said one of the motorists, Kods Salik.

Mastura said if the floods do not subside tomorrow, the municipal government will begin distributing food supplies to affected residents.