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Red flood alert up in Bicol, Caraga regions

by Malou Talosig-Bartolome

State weather forecasting agency Pag-asa has issued a red flood alert in the Bicol and Caraga regions around 5 am today.

Pagasa advised residents living near the mountain slopes and in the low lying areas of the affected river systems as well as the local disaster officials to be on “alert for possible flash floods.”

A red flood alert means flood is ongoing and that the water level is above critical levels.

Pagasa said heavy rains brought by the Shear Line is affecting the eastern section of Southern Luzon. Meanwhile, Northeast Monsoon-induced rains are affecting the rest of Luzon.

The Flood Alert in Bicol areas are:

ProvincesRivers and tributaries
CatanduanesCabuyan, Bato and Pajo
Camarines Norte Labo and Daet Basud
Camarines SurLower Kilbay Catabangan, Ragay,
Tinalmud, Tambang and Lagonoy
SorsogonLower Donsol, Ogod, Putiao, Cadacan,
Banuang-Daan, Fabrica (Tugbugan) and Matnog
AlbayGuinale and Upper Donsol
MasbateLanang, Mapayawan, Mandaon, Asid, Malbug,
Guiom, Nainday, Daraga, Nauco (Aguada) and Baleno

The Flood Alert in Caraga areas are:

ProvinceRivers and tributaries
Dinagat IslandsMalinao Inlet and Gaas Lulet
Agusan Del SurOjot, Wawa, Libang, Maosam, Kasilan, Gibong,Adgaoan,
Simulao, Kayonan and Andanan
Surigao Del NorteSurigao and Magallanes
Agusan Del NorteLake-Mainit-Tubay, Asiga, Agusan,
Linugos and Cabadbaran
Surigao Del SurCantillan, Toracan, Tandag, Tago,
Hubo-Oteiza, Hinatuan and Bislig

Also, Pagasa issued a heavy rain warning in Davao Oriental around 3:20 am. 

“Flooding is possible in low-lying areas and landslides in mountainous areas,” it said.

Meanwhile, other provinces in Mindanao experienced light to moderate with at times heavy rains. The affected areas are:

Agusan del Norte

Agusan del Sur

Davao City

Davao del Sur

Davao del Norte

Davao Occidental


South Cotabato

Sultan Kudarat

Maguindanao del Sur


Dinagat Islands

Surigao del Norte

Surigao del Sur


“The public and the disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to take appropriate actions, MONITOR the weather condition and watch for the next advisory,” Pagasa said.

screenshot from Pagasa website



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