Thursday, January 27, 2011

Flash floods hit metro Cebu anew

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Heavy rains spawned flash floods in parts of metro Cebu anew on Thursday.

The floods affected Cebu City and Talisay City, where a creek in Barangay Cansojong overflowed its banks, residents said.

Villagers were forced to use kayaks to cross the flood, which inundated houses.

Bad weather, meanwhile, forced aviation authorities to either cancel or delay some domestic flights heading to and from Cebu.

The affected flights include the Bacolod-Cebu 57 125 and Cebu Surigao 5J 857.

Heavy rains also prompted public school officials to suspend classes.

Classes have already been suspended for 2 days at the Banilad Elementary School, while Subang Daku Elementary School and Cesar Cabahug Elementary School suffered damage from strong winds.

The Cebu City Engineer’s Office blamed informal settlers living in creeks for the floods that hit the city this week.

The city government plans to spend P120 million to dredge creeks in Cebu.


NEHA JAIN                                                                                                                

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