Drought history of Alegria, SDN

The Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan (LDRRMP) of the Municipality of Alegria, Surigao del Norte revealed that present issues that worsen year by year is the challenges with the climate change. Expected problems include the excessive rainfall that may cause extra ordinary floods, landslide, liquefication, extra and excessive warming that may cause drought and trigger strong typhoons.

Some barangays had experience drought caused by El Niño and other weather disturbance as result of climate change in some years. Highly affect barangays include Pongtud, San Juan, Alipao, San Pedro, Anahaw, Poblacion, Gamuton, Julio Ouano and Ombong since most of these barangays have vast tract of rice fields that support the agricultural economy of the municipality.