Thursday, January 27, 2011

6:00 1/27/2011

Sagbayan town center inundated

THE town center in Sagbayan Bohol has been flooded as of 5:00 PM January 27 as the rains continue to pour since Wednesday noontime.

Mayor Ranuflo Suarez, in a radio interview said that the town public market, municipal hall and the church have been flooded even with the absence of a nearby body of water.

Sagbayan town center is located in a valley and the natural catchment for rainwater which has flooded most stalls in the town market.

Roads leading to the town, especially the one from Catigbian were also reportedly inundated and could be risky to motorcycle and low wheeled vehicles.

The mayor has said he even has to put in a makeshift gangplank just to get on his private vehicle from the office at the town hall. 

While there have been no reports yet of evacuation activities, many residents in the Poblacion area have been advised to seek higher and drier grounds for the approaching nightfall.

Governor Edgar Chatto personally went on a province wide disaster inspection today and has promised assistance to the town.