Flooding in Tagum: Tagum now under state of calamity; relief packs distributed by LGU

CITY OF TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE—533 families were evacuated by this city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) away from their flooded homes due to the inclement weather brought by a low pressure area.

The 6th City Council of Tagum in its session on January 13, 2014 also approved the resolution declaring the city under a state of calamity, which allows the release of calamity funds that will be used to cover aid, relief, and rehabilitation services to communities affected by the disaster.

Continued pouring of rain on weekend caused flooding in some barangays, which included Cuambogan, Canococotan, San Miguel, Pagsabangan, Apokon, and Mankilam.

Evacuees were immediately given relief packs by the local government worth P 10,800 pesos of canned goods, according to City Information Officer Cromwell Bonghanoy.

It also constitute 46 sacks of rice along with the remaining 340 sets of relief packs prepared by the LGU during the relief operations conducted when Typhoon Zoraida made landfall in Davao Region.

The relief packs includes three kilos of rice, four canned goods and four packs of instant noodles.

On Saturday, Mayor Rellon signed Memorandum Order No. 49 which activated the incident command post of the CDRRMO in Freedom Park. Upon activation, the team was on stand-by round-the-clock for emergency situations and evacuation operations.  | Louie Lapat of CIO Tagum

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Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon leads in the distribution of relief packs for the evacuees who left their homes due to flooding. At least 533 families have been evacuated by the city government. Photo by Kelvin Z. Palermo of CIO Tagum

Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon leads in the distribution of relief packs for the evacuees who left their homes due to flooding. At least 533 families have been evacuated by the city government. Photo by Kelvin Z. Palermo of CIO Tagum

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