MGB XI Geohazard Advisory: Brgy. San Jose, Davao del Sur susceptible to flashflood
KIBLAWAN, DAVAO DEL SUR- Based on the continuous monitoring and assessment of DENR's Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XI, there’s a threat of flashflood occurrence along the Bugac River in Brgy. San Jose following the successive strong magnitude earthquakes in Mindanao.
To prevent the occurrence of possible disaster, a meeting between the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) XI, Local Government Unit (LGU) Kiblawan, Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) XI and MGB XI was initiated to make an appropriate plan of action in the excavation of the river damming.
The said river damming was attributed to the earthquake-induced landslide wherein debris material was deposited along the river channel causing blockage of the river flow.
“This resulted to the accumulation of surface water in the upstream side of the river with an approximate depth of 8 feet. The excavation will prevent the occurence of flashflood." said Beverly Mae Brebante, MGB XI's OIC-Chief, Geosciences Division.
MGB XI Regional Director Atty. Jasper Lascano further says that the bureau has been issuing landslide and flood threat advisories prior to the earthquake and strongly recommended to the Barangay Local Government Unit to advise its affected constituents to initiate readiness and measures.
"Currently, the MGB-XI is in close coordination with the RDRRMC, Local DRRMOs, LGUs to provide necessary support with regards to the geological hazards that the recent earthquakes may have caused." RD Lascano assures.
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