The Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) has released a statement stating that normal water supply operations have been restored by around midnight and sufficient pressure had already been built in most parts of its service area.
As a result of the flooding incidents, there will be no classes today, January 17, 2017, for all pre-school, elementary and high school students in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental. Several major schools in the city have also announced suspension of classes in all levels.
More major roads in Cagayan de Oro City are now passable as floods have subsided as of 3:00am today, January 17, 2017.
Late yesterday afternoon in Cagayan de Oro City, at the height of the heavy downpour, a landslide occurred along Masterson Avenue just below the now-closed Pryce Plaza Hotel cutting the major link between the city’s uptown and downtown areas.
In an emergency special session at 1:15am today, January 17, 2017, members of the 18th City Council of Cagayan de Oro officially declared the city under a State of Calamity.
Cagayan de Oro City’s major shopping malls remained open beyond mall hours last night providing refuge for stranded commuters from the flood.
photo by John Pasaje Some areas in Cagayan de Oro City are still without electricity as power in these areas were intentionally cut-off as precautionary measures due to flooding and heavy rains.
In its latest rainfall advisory issued at 7:00pm tonight, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has issued a RED WARNING LEVEL across Northern Mindanao. This means there is now serious flooding expected in low lying areas with rainfall now exceeding 30mm. Evacuation is deemed necessary.
The rain in Cagayan de Oro started at around 2:00pm, January 16, 2017 and it kept on pouring as of this post. Many flood-prone roads in the city were again submerged. CM Recto Avenue is one of those and this short video clip posted in YouTube by Rob Bana showed parked cars stranded near University of Science & Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP).
photo by Catherine Heruela via Dodong Tipoy Heavy rains this afternoon flooded major streets in Cagayan de Oro City rendering some of them unpassable to motorists causing major traffic in the downtown area.
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To accommodate the influx of taxpayers trying to beat the January 20 deadline of annual business permit renewals, Cagayan de Oro City’s Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) at City Hall will be open this Saturday (January 14) and Sunday (January 15) from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.