90 families in Davao City evacuated due to floods

As many as 90 families were evacuated from Davao City due to the flooding caused by Typhoon Dante on Sunday.

Police, barangay, and volunteer rescuers helped rescue residents in the flooded areas.

At around 8 pm, 65 families were evacuated from Bulusan and Taal in Bangkal.

According to the Davao City government, more than 20 families were also evacuated in the barangays of Bunawan Proper, Mintal, and Bago Aplaya after nearby rivers and creeks overflowed.

In Davao del Sur, a senior citizen died after being swept away by floods due to the typhoon.

According to the Malalag police investigation, 71-year-old Porperio Sabate Pilapil was cycling on Sunday during the heavy rain.

Pilapil allegedly tried to cross the flood but was suddenly swept away by a strong current.

His body was found around 5 a.m. Monday.

Typhoon Dante is expected to bring rain to some areas in this Monday, the state weather bureau PAGASA said.

Tropical Storm Dante slightly intensifies while moving northwestward over the Philippine Sea, Pagasa reported on its 11 am weather bulletin.

90 families in Davao City evacuated due to floods

As of 10 am, the Tropical Storm “DANTE” center was estimated based on all available data at 515 km East Northeast of Davao City or 445 km East of Hinatuan, .

It has maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center, gustiness up to 90 km/h, and a central pressure of 996 hPa moving Northwestward at 20 km/h.

Gale-force winds extend outward up to 80 km from the center.

Today, light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Caraga and Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN, Bukidnon, and due to the outer rainbands of “DANTE.”

Under these conditions, isolated to scattered  (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are possible, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps.

Adjacent or nearby areas may also experience flooding in the absence of such rainfall occurrence due to surface runoff or swelling of  channels.

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