Tuesday, December 27, 2011

News Update NDRRMC: Heavy rains threaten eastern Mindanao

Heavy rains from a low-pressure area and the tail-end of a cold front are threatening eastern Mindanao, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Monday night. In an evening advisory, the inter-agency council said heavy rains have been observed for at least six hours in parts of eastern Mindanao that include San Francisco in Agusan del Sur, as well as in the cities of Hinatuan and Surigao. "Residents living along the river banks and low-lying areas and near mountain slopes are advised to stay alert for flooding and landslides," it said. The NDRRMC advised its regional offices to take the "necessary and appropriate actions." Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected in Visayas and Mindanao and will be widespread over Cebu, Bohol, Negros, Camiguin, Surigao, Misamis, Agusan, Davao, and Compostela Valley, the council added. — VS,