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IN PHOTOS: Tropical Depression Vicky floods parts of Visayas and Mindanao

Tropical Depression Vicky brought heavy rains that caused flooding in several areas of Visayas and Mindanao.

Though Vicky is just a tropical depression, it is triggering heavy rain, along with the tail-end of a frontal system or shear line. 

As of early Saturday morning, December 19, Tropical Depression Vicky continued to move over the Sulu Sea and was already nearing the Cagayancillo Islands in Palawan. 

It made landfall in Baganga, Davao Oriental, at 2 pm on Friday, December 18.

Agusan del Sur

In Agusan del Sur, residents of Purok 2 and 9, Del Monte in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur were evacuated on Friday, December 18. A team from the 26th Infantry (Ever Onward) Battalion conducted its disaster rescue operations following the massive flooding.

RESCUE. Rescue operation at Talacogon, Agusan del Sur, on December 18, 2020. Photo from PIA Agusan del Sur

Several residents were also trapped in their houses following the waist-deep flood in the municipality of Rosario in Agusan del Sur as seen in the photos shared by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Agusan del Sur.

Residents took to social media to call for rescue as some parts of the province were hit by severe flooding.

Butuan City

Families were stranded due to the flooding were also rescued at Barangay Buhangin in Butuan City.

FRONTLINERS. Rescue operation at Barangay Buhangin in Butuan City on Friday night, December 18. Photo from Butuan CDRRMO

Surigao del Sur

A landslide caused by Tropical Depression Vicky damaged an NGCP substation toppling lines serving several electric cooperatives in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur.

FELLED POWER LINE. Tropical Depression Vicky damages an NGCP substation in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur on Friday, December 18. Photos from NGCP

Meanwhile, the disaster risk reduction and management council of Lianga and San Agustin evacuated the residents affected by the flooding in Payasan, Ban-as, and Banaho in the municipality of Lianga; and Buhisan, and Buatong in the municipality of San Agustin.

The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) continued the distribution of the relief goods, and its rapid damage assessment and needs analysis (RDANA) on Saturday.

In the initial report of the Surigao del Sur Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office a total of 1,115 families have been displaced by the flooding. Roads have become impassable.

The Lanuza Disaster Municipal Risk Reduction and Management Office conducted a clearing operation on Friday night, after Tropical Depression Vicky caused trees to fall along the National Highway in Barangay Sibahay.

CLEARING OPERATION. Members of the Lanuza MDRRMO clear a road blocked by a tree on December 18, 2020. Photo from MDRRMO Lanuza

Basilisa

In Doña Helene, Basilisa town, a road was blocked by a tree that fell down, the Dinagat Islands PIO announced on Saturday, December 19.

ROAD BLOCK. A tree blocks a road in Doña Helene, Basilisa, Dinagat Islands. Photo from Dinagat Islands PIO

Danao City

At least 70 passengers bound for Camotes Island who got stranded in Danao City sought refuge at a temporary shelter in Barangay Poblacion.

RELIEF EFFORTS. Rescue211 distributes relief packs to the stranded passengers in Danao City. Photo from Danao City Government

Leyte

As of 6:40 am on Saturday, the Abuyog-Baybay route in Leyte became impassable after a portion of a road in Barangay Liberascion in Mahaplag, Leyte, collapsed due to the heavy rains.

COLLAPSED ROAD. A part of the national road in Mahaplag, Leyte, collapsed on Saturday morning, December 19, 2020. Photo from Doreen Ruiz Dañas

Flooding and power interruptions in several barangays in Abuyog, Leyte, were also reported on Saturday morning.

FLOODING. Knee-deep flood in Abuyog, Leyte, on December 19, 2020. Photo from Jessica Alvero

– Rappler.com