In times of disaster, rescue units are the ones who are always first to proceed in calamity areas. Unlike in 2011, emergency units are now more organized and well equipped. Tropical Storm Vinta caused so much flooding in Cagayan de Oro reminiscent of Tropical Storm Sendong six years ago. But thanks to our able bodied emergency response units, many people were rescued from their flooded homes.

See these photos of a search and rescue operation in Barangay 18 in Cagayan de Oro City. Said barangay is located right beside Marcos Bridge and bounded by Abellanosa and Magsaysay Streets. Many residents were trapped in their homes while rescuers wade through shoulder and neck deep floodwaters to reach to the victims.

photo by Cocpo Stasyon Uno
photo by Cocpo Stasyon Uno
photo by Cocpo Stasyon Uno
photo by Cocpo Stasyon Uno
photo by Cocpo Stasyon Uno
photo by Cocpo Stasyon Uno
photo by Cocpo Stasyon Uno
photo by Cocpo Stasyon Uno
photo by Cocpo Stasyon Uno
photo by Cocpo Stasyon Uno

Watch the actual footage below.

 

 

Photo below shows a unit of the Philippine Army on the way to Macasandig with a rescue raft.

photo by Aimee Camacho Quililan

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard having some burgers after rescue missions.

photo by Aimee Camacho Quililan

Check out Kyle ‘Kulas’ Jennermann and kayakers along Biasong Road near Oro Grace Christian School.

photo by Aimee Camacho Quililan

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