CDO residents continue to stay in evacuation centers

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 23 2017 05:37 AM

As floodwaters receded and water level in rivers have become normal, hundreds of residents in Cagayan De Oro affected by tropical storm Vinta continued to seek shelter in temporary evacuation sites.

Evacuees staying in Cagayan De Oro City Central School told ABS-CBN News they will go back to their homes once water and electricity supplies are back to normal.

In Barangay Iponan, some 132 families opted to stay in the evacuation center for another day until the storm dissipates.

Some families feared the water level in Iponan river might swell again, which is reminiscent to their experience in 2011 when tropical storm Sendong hit the city and inflict major damage and casualties.

Jan Noli, social welfare officer IV of Cagayan De Oro's City Social Welfare and Development, said evacuees could now go back to their homes after "code yellow" was raised in the city.

They will continue giving food packs to the affected families, Noli added. - report from Ronnie Enderes, ABS-CBN News