300 families affected by Davao floods


Posted at Jul 04 2012 11:06 PM | Updated as of Jul 05 2012 07:06 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Around 300 families were affected by flashfloods in Banaybanay, Davao Oriental, prompting local officials to rescue stranded residents.

According to municipal administrator Edric Mamukid, 6 villages remain submerged in deep floods caused by nonstop rains.

Authorities said the floods as of Wednesday morning were waist-deep.

Residents now worry over the floods' effects on their farms.

Authorities have yet to determine the total cost of damages caused by the floods.

Local officials are also preparing evacuation centers for the families who lost their homes. -- Report from Maymay Benedicto, dzMM