Floods destroy 8 houses in Zamboanga

Leizl Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 16 2017 03:53 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Eight houses were totally destroyed while 21 others were partially damaged as a result of the floods in Barangay Vitali, east of Zamboanga City Monday. 

A report from the City Social Welfare and Development Office said 1,179 families were affected while another 161 families evacuated their homes in nearby Barangay Mangusu due to flash floods.

The affected families were temporarily housed at the covered court of the barangay.

Leizl Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

Leizl Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

Leizl Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

Leizl Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

Leizl Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

Leizl Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

No casualties were reported due to floods but crops and other infrastructure were damaged. 

Meanwhile, residents of Barangay Curuan were without power after strong winds caused electrical posts down.