A report received on Christmas Day from Balay Mindanaw, our Philippines partner.
Typhoon Tembin (locally called Vinta) made landfall in Davao and Caraga Provinces.
Cagayan de Oro and the rest of Northern Mindanao has suffered massive flooding submerging most parts of the city.
River water level rose to a maximum of 9.49 meters, over and above the critical level of only 5.5 meters causing flows over protective dykes.
The Office of the Cagayan de Oro City has reported over 1,602 families totalling 5,123 individuals affected.
They are presently staying in 18 Evacuation Centers in 13 barangays.
In the entire Province of Misamis Oriental, the PDRRMC reported around 3,735 families or 14,041 individuals affected, most of them with ravaged houses, and now housed in 27 evacuation centers.
Other updates are:
- Impassable bridges: Ysalinna (Carmen) bridge, in J. R. Borja and the Kagay-an bridge at Rodelsa area
- Hundreds of rescued families - including many children and elderly.
- People seen at rooftops in Barangay Consolacion and areas close to the Marcos bridge
- Power interruption.
- Houses and shanties washed away at Isla de Oro
- Many riverbank communities are under 2m of water.
- Many impassable roads.
Drinking water is a priority need
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