Flooding History in Alegria, Surigao del Norte

Flooding is one the natural hazards occurred in Alegria, Surigao del Norte. Destructive flooding had caused the damages on lives and properties especially on the vulnerable sector and areas within the locality especially on the exposed people such as children and barangays to flood including the agriculture among others.

2021 Flooding due Tropical Storm Auring

Due to torrential rain as the result of Tropical Storm Auring (Dujuan) in February 21, 2021, the steel bridge in Barangay Budlingin was destroyed around 11AM due to heavy rain. Meanwhile, the Barangay San Juan highway to Barangay Pongtud in Municipality of Alegria, Surigao del Norte was flooded due to TS #AuringPH rain.

2020 Flooding due Tropical Depression Vicky

Some 15 families with 58 individuals in Barangay Pongtud, Municipality of Alegria, Surigao del Norte are affected by flooding due to Tropical Depression #VickyPH occurred last December 18, 2020. The heavy flooding in Purok 6 of the said barangays is due to the inaccessibility drainage of flood water hence the water flooded the homes along the national highway of said purok.

Landslide and destruction of box culvert within Manag-as River, Barangay Camp Eduard, Municipality of Alegria, Surigao del Norte are some results of the Tropical Depression #Vicky last December 18, 2020.

Flooding due to Tropical Depression in Barangay Camp Edward, Alegria, Surigao del Norte
Effects of Tropical Depression Vicky in Barangay Pongtud, Alegria, Surigao del Norte

2018 Destructive Flooding due Tropical Storm Basyang (Sanba)

One of the recorded devastating flood occurrences in the municipality happened on February 13, 2018 due to Tropical Storm Basyang with international name “Sanba”. The MunicipalDisaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) of Alegria, Surigao del Norte reported depressing impact to lives of people, livestock, and rice fields, coco trees, root crops, houses and buildings. There were five (5) reported dead persons and four (4) are missing. A total of ₱159,048,474 damages consists of ₱116 million estimated damage on infrastructure; ₱4.9 million damage on agriculture; ₱3.7 million damage on environment; ₱38.35 million damage on social services.

Most of the flooding happened were brought about by unfavorable weather disturbances especially caused by tropical cyclones that affect the municipality of Alegria, Surigao del Norte.