400 families displaced by floods in Cebu


Posted at Dec 27 2011 09:17 AM | Updated as of Dec 27 2011 06:57 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – About 400 families were displaced as flood waters hit a village in Cebu past midnight Tuesday.

Residents of Barangays Cansaga, Pitogo and Nangka in the town of Consolacion fled their homes at around 1 a.m. after water from an overflowing Cansaga River threatened their area.

The displaced residents sought temporary shelter at a barrio hall, a day care center and a chapel. No one was reported injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City, residents living near the Mahiga Creek were advised to watch out for possible flooding brought by heavy rains.

A.S Fortuna Street in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City was rendered impassable due to flooding.

Weather bureau PAGASA on Monday said a low pressure area (LPA) is lying over Mindanao and Visayas.

PAGASA said as of 2 a.m. Tuesday, the LPA was 60 kilometers southeast of Zamboanga City.

It added the tail-end of the cold front was expected to dump rains over the Visayas region. – with a report from Carine Asutilla, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas