6 barangays in Sto. Tomas flooded, 1 dead in Kapalong-RDRRMC XI

DAVAO DEL NORTE, April 14 (PIA) – The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council XI (RDRRMC XI) has reported the trough of a Low Pressure Area in the Eastern Section of Mindanao has caused massive flooding in the Municipality of Santo Tomas while one dead body was found in Simpao River, Kapalong.

The massive flooding in Sto. Tomas municipality occurred on April 11, 2021 at 3am affecting 1,845 families or 9,225 individuals across six barangays of San Miguel, Balaguna, Bobongon, New Panay Salvacion, Kimamon, and Talomo.  

According to the RDRRMC XI, the dead body of one missing person named Vilma Ayanan, 22 years old from Sitio Manipis, Mamacao, Kapalong was found on April 12, 2021 at 4:40pm in Simpao River, Kapalong.

However, there has been no reports of lifeline disruptions or damaged houses. (Jan Vincent Leuterio/PIA-XI and OCD XI)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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