Heavy rains displace 45 ComVal families

A total of 45 families or 169 individuals were evacuated on Thursday afternoon, February 16 by the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (BDRRMC) in Banagbanag, Montevista town as the water level in the area continued to rise due to persistent rains since Wednesday evening.

The pre-emptive evacuation was conducted in Purok 4, 5, 6 and 7 in said barangay, the provincial information office of Compostela Valley said.

The affected families are temporarily sheltered at the evacuation center in Banagbanag Elementary School, the report added.

The communities of the affected families are among the identified flood prone areas in Banagbanag, the provincial government said.

The evacuation was also supported by the Montevista Search and Rescue Team (MOSART).

Montevista town is among the affected areas in Compostela Valley during the flooding early this month brought about by the tail-end of cold front that continue to affect the eastern portion of Mindanao.