State of Calamity declared in Brgy. Liboganon

TAGUM CITY – The 8th City Council of the City of Tagum declared on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, a State of Calamity in Barangay Liboganon during their regular session.

The declaration, done thru Resolution No. 93, s-2019, was made based on the Rapid Damage Assessment Needs Analysis (RDANA) of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) days after the coastal barangay was severely impacted by the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) which was magnified by the presence of Typhoon Hanna in the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

According to the CDRRMC, an approximate of 2000 individuals living in Barangay Liboganon had been affected, with the RDANA team reporting that the total damages to agriculture, infrastructure, and livelihood losses amounting to a total of Php 1.1 million.

It can be recalled that a portion of the southern barangay experienced coastal floods when a seawall caved in due to the huge waves that relentlessly hit the shores of Liboganon.

A few days after the rise of the sea level which caused the flooding, the LGU of Tagum, through the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), as well as other volunteer organizations, delivered relief goods to the communities where each affected family was given food packs.

Medical health workers were also deployed on the scene to assess the health conditions and sanitation of the said barangays to support the affected families.

Currently, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geographical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued a local weather forecast, stating that the Davao Region would experience moderate to rough sea conditions while the Habagat continues to buffet the northern part of the country.  Carlo Abellana/CIO Tagum

 

The 8th City Council of Tagum declares the coastal Barangay of Liboganon under a State of Calamity after sustaining damages amounting to Php 1.1 million wrought by the southwest monsoon, or Habagat. Carlo Abellana/CIO Tagum

 

The Philippine Army volunteers in the distribution of relief goods to the affected families of Barangay of Liboganon which experienced floods caused by sea-level rise. Carlo Abellana/CIO Tagum

 

Affected residents of Barangay Liboganon line up to receive the relief goods distributed by the local government unit of Tagum City. Carlo Abellana/CIO Tagum