LOOK: Flooding hits Davao City due to heavy rain
MANILA, Philippines – Many commuters were stranded at Victoria Plaza along Bajada St in Davao City due to flooding triggered by heavy rain Thursday night, September 7.
The area is prone to flooding during rainy season, according to McAdrian Cobero, information officer of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Region XI.
Water rose fast, Cobero said, adding that it took 30 to 45 minutes for the flood to subside.
In a thunderstorm advisory issued by state weather bureau PAGASA Thursday afternoon, Davao residents were advised "to take precautionary measures against heavy rains, strong winds, lightning and possible flash floods."
As of posting, floodwaters in Davao City have already subsided.
How to report floods
When flooding hits your area, you can send photos and post status updates on their Facebook and Twitter accounts using the hashtag #FloodPH. The posts should be set to public.
Reports can also be sent via SMS to 2929 for Smart and Talk N' Text subscribers.
Text Format: FLOODPH <Street, Barangay, City> <Describe Flood>
Sample Text: FLOODPH Bajada St Victoria Plaza Davao City knee-high
Flood reports can also be posted directly on the Agos map, powered by eBayanihan. Rappler's MovePH team will monitor the map and alert the public and authorities. – Rappler.com