Flood in Davao
Its raining cats and dogs outside while i’m writing this. And whenever heavy rains pour over Davao city, expect some flooded streets.
And I thought I got away from the flooded streets of Metro Manila. But its better here.
I’ve seen the slightly flooded Davao. “Slight” coz i thinkI haven’t seen it all. There are areas with poor drainage system. While some areas gets flooded mainly due to heavy rainfall..
Based on online sites, Davao is “Typhoon free”. Locals say that Davao have not experienced any typhoon.. Not once did a typhoon dared rampage this City. They say its because of the strategic location of Davao- its near the equator. Plus Davao is surrounded by mountains and mountain ranges.
But most of the time, when it rains.. it pours. It seems like there’s a typhoon. But again, this is a typhoon free city..
Back in Manila, I was used to the fact that when there is a typhoon, our house is likely to be flooded again.. We live in a low-lying area. The drainage system has already been improved. So instead of being swamped for 2 days, rainwater quickly subsides in about 2-3 hours. Then you’ll hear us along with our neighbors drying up their homes.
Also, you won’t hear cabs complaining about the flood. I see cabs where half of its body is submerged in water. Well, most of those brave enough are running on LPG.
Here are the places that I’ve seen flooded:
> Mamay Road – the street in Damosa going to the airport
> Carmelite Road – the street beside the Carmelite church fronting the bloomfields subdivision (still being constructed)
> Davao city Diversion road – expect floods in some parts of this road.
> Along Magsaysay Boulevard – after the Magsaysay park
> Side streets going to Victoria mall
If you know other flooded streets and areas here in Davao City, please put it on the comments section.