6,000 families in Maguindanao hit by flashfloods


Posted at Jan 03 2011 09:35 PM | Updated as of Jan 04 2011 05:35 AM

MANILA, Philippines – An estimated 6,000 households from 2 towns of Maguindanao province were affected by flashfloods Sunday evening after heavy rains.
Residents of 8 barangays in Talayan town and 2 barangays in Datu Anggal Midtimbang town were affected.
Villages hit by floodwaters in Talayan are Lantog, Tamar, Pukol, Marader, Tambunan One, North and South Binangga, Katibpuan, Dama Black, and Liraminan.
The 2 barangays affected by the floodwaters in Datu Anggal Midtimbang are Nanangan and Tugal.
Residents were evacuated to Tambunan Central School and Talayan National High School. They returned to their homes when the water level receded.
Alimama Nhor, secretary to the mayor of Talayan, said floodwaters rose around 10 p.m. after a heavy rainfall around 3 p.m..
Talayan officials have yet to determine the total worth of damaged properties.