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Flood in Davao

November 12, 2007

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.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. suddenserenity permalink
    November 13, 2007 10:02 am

    > JP Laurel St. along Victoria Plaza Mall
    > Mariner st. cor. Jacinto Ext. few walks to davao city.
    > Several st. inside Doña Vicenta Village
    > Circumferencial road near DMSF Hospital
    > Street going to downtown Rizalt. near Davao Light downtown office
    > and many many more…

  2. migs permalink*
    November 13, 2007 11:37 am

    “and many more”


    I guess i should have asked what’s streets are not flooded during heavy rains!


  3. November 14, 2007 6:30 am

    >McArthur Highway in Matina across Buffet Palace
    >Diversion Rd Across the Shell Station near GAP Farm


  4. November 14, 2007 8:52 am

    Bangkal area specially the subdivision beyond Central Park is always flooded.
    McArthur highway prior to Memorial Park.
    Some subdivisions at Buhangin.
    that’s how far as I can remember

  5. rima permalink
    June 30, 2009 1:30 pm

    el rio and jade valley… very known for always being heavily flooded… recently talomo and ulas have been victims of the heavy downpour as well

  6. willie permalink
    June 16, 2010 3:57 pm

    I heard the City improves the drainage? Is der still flooding this year 2010? where? how about downtown Boulevard?

  7. June 28, 2010 7:36 am

    Yes, there’s still some flooding in most areas especially during quick but super heavy rains.

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