7 barangays in Dipolog flooded due to non-stop rains

Dynah Diestro, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 05 2016 04:52 PM

DIPOLOG CITY - A total of 398 families were affected by flooding in Dipolog City over the weekend.

Residents of Barangays Lugdungan, Turno, Estaka, Minaog, Dicayas, Sta. Isabel and Biasong were affected by floods brought about by non-stop rains in the city.

City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Thata Manguila said the affected areas are low lying barangays located near the river.

CDRRMO called for pre-emptive evacuation Sunday afternoon as the water continues to rise.

"We want to make sure that everyone's safe," Manguila said.

There are some individuals, however, who refused to evacuate. Residents also returned to their homes early Monday.

CDRRMO has yet to assess the amount of damage on property.