Disaster management officials in Digos City have evacuated over 300 families after heavy rain caused flash floods on Sunday, June 28. Heavy rain on Sunday night (local time) caused the Digos River to overflow and low-lying areas of the city have been inundated. Families in at risk areas have been evacuated to temporary accommodation shelters and there are reports that several bridges in the area have been damaged, causing disruption to overland transport.
Further rain is forecast over the coming week and could cause further disruption to transportation and businesses.
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.
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