Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has urged all Dabawenyos, especially those living in flood and landslide-prone areas, to be vigilant and heed the advice of preemptive evacuation.
She made the call after the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) rescue teams found difficulties in evacuating residents in Bangkal during the flooding incident on Tuesday night, August 4.
She said there were residents who refused and waited for the water to rise before they left the area.
Duterte-Carpio said this practice should be avoided.
Some 900 individuals in Barangay Talomo Proper were evacuated when the Talomo River channels overflow due to moderate to heavy rains. #