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Cagayan de Oro not spared by rains brought by 'Nona'.

Cagayan De Oro City - Thousands of commuters were stranded here as floods rose in different parts of the city due to sudden heavy rains that came Tuesday night.

Floodwater even trapped a family inside their vehicle at the Limketkai commercial center, but were rescued by commuters.

Dozens of vehicles - both private and public - were stuck in waist-deep flood waters that overflowed from the creeks along the city's major highway in Claro M. Recto Avenue here.

Most affected by the flood are the villages in Lapasan, including the Limketkai's commercial complex where half-a-dozen upscale hotels are located.

Students at the state-owned Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) braved the flood waters while some stayed at the university's main gate.

Piles of garbage consisting of plastics, wood, felled trees, and grass littered the city's main highways as the flood continued to rise.

A sudden power outage also compounded the situation as heavy rains, lightning, and thunderstorms pounded the city. Power was restored a few minutes later.

The city's disaster risk reduction management council (CDRRMC) reported no casualty, but has remained on alert as it issued an advisory to city residents to also be on alert at all times.


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Title Annotation:Provincial
Publication:Manila Bulletin
Date:Dec 16, 2015
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