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In photos: Attendees to the MGB-08 presentation of the results of the geohazard assessment regarding the flooding event in Maasin City which included among others, Cong. Roger G. Mercado, DENR-08 Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian and PDRRMO Danilo L. Atienza

 

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. VIII per request of the LGU-Maasin City presented the findings of the 2017 Vulnerability Risk Assessment in Maasin City and the results of the Geohazard Assessment conducted on June 4 and June 7-8, 2021 regarding the flooding event in Maasin City due to Tropical Storm “Dante”.

The presentation by MGB-08 Geologists, Celes Emilio Sis and Iris Yvette Cesista highlighted the flood hazards, National Geohazards Assessment and Mapping program, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) program, results of 2017 VRA in Maasin City, findings and observations of flooding in Maasin City due to Tropical Storm “Dante” and the conclusions and recommendations.

Relative to the recent flooding in Maasin City due to Tropical Storm “Dante”, field findings showed that the assessed sites were classified as having High to Very High Flood Susceptibility and Moderate to High Land Susceptibility ratings. Recommendations, among others, included the following: 1. Establishment of coastal setback and No Build/Construction Zones in coastal barangays prone to flooding; 2. Clearing of garbage on creek and river areas to avoid clogging of drain waterways during heavy rainfall; and, 3. Monitor presence of mass movement (e.g. landslides, tension cracks).

The presentation was commended by the attendees for being comprehensive and helpful particularly in the crafting of policies concerning disaster risk preparedness and management.

  

The discussion was participated by Hon. Roger G. Mercado, LGU-Maasin City and other  various agencies such as MGB-08, DPWH-08, DENR-08, PIA, CENRO-Maasin and the media.