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  1. davfitz

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    These next images were made from the bridge nearest the sea. I'm sorry but I do not remember its name.

    The first two are general upstream views taken a few minutes later yesterday afternoon (7 Feb) after the ones from the "old" bridge.

    The next I call my Reversing Falls photo. Canadians from down home will understand. The outflowing force of the river is countered by the incoming tide from the sea.

    Finally, we have the usual photo taken along Rizal Boulevard.
     

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    And now for the aftermath, today Sunday 8 Feb 09. We had the whole family safe and dry with us during the overnight blackout. We thank God for his continued blessing and will do our best to help those of our neighbours who were less fortunate.

    The images were taken from behind our house at the edge of the retaining wall at about 1220 on Sunday 8 Feb. The first three upstream views show the river still flowing above the weir of the Colon Extension crossing in the distance. The wood in all images is but part of a huge tree trunk which we witnessed hurtling past us on the previous afternoon like a toothpick on the torrent.

    The next is of the houses directly opposite us across the river. They were flooded and the occupants are now drying out.

    Boys will be boys and that is wonderful to see, isn't it?
     

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    Thanks for the pics, Davfitz. I stayed high and dry in Valencia town throughout. I did make it down as far as Hypermart this afternoon.

    Larry
     
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    Hi Davitz,


    My heart really melt down seeing the huge dessater that happened in Dumaguete.I just been there last December enjoying my holiday . I can`t hardly immagined it happened so quick that horrifying scene around.I`m just worried about a friend of mine who is living in Ajong Sibulan. She has a house close by the sea and a mall river side in it. The area is near ajong Elementary School ( on the opposite side going to the sesshore) It has a small hanging where the river is conncted to the sea. Maybe you have some information also in this area?

    Thanks for sharing your photos.
     
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    The Aftermath Of Weekend Flooding

    Pictures of the aftermath of the weekend flooding disaster....Landslides in Valencia, houses by the river washed out, overflowing spillways, garbage dump soaked....road transformed into a mini-creek....
     

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    More Pics

    Damage to infrastructure runs to the millions, if not billions, of pesos...
     

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    Excessive Rainfall Triggered Floods

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    Excessive rainfall monitored during weekend flooding

    DUMAGUETE CITY (PNA) – The Energy Development Corporation-Southern Negros Geothermal Production Field (EDC-SNGPF) has reported that an unusual increase in rainfall over the past weekend had triggered the unprecedented flashfloods in Dumaguete and adjacent areas.

    A rainfall gauge at the EDC-SNGPF geothermal site in nearby Valencia town showed a rise in the rainfall in the Metro Dumaguete area by as much as an average of 400 percent in just one day.

    EDC-SNGPF resident manager Engr. Dwight Maxino quoted a daily monitoring report of the company’s rainfall gauge that showed the sudden hike in rainfall on Feb. 7, the day when the Banica River and the Okoy River overflowed.

    A report covering the period from 7 a.m. of Feb. 6 to 7 a.m. of Feb. 7, the EDC-SNGPF showed a rainfall in millimeters of 58 in Ticala, 520 in Palinpinon I, 640 in Okoy 5 and 44 in Sogongon.

    All areas are part of the EDC-SNGPF’s site in Valencia town.

    Within the next 24 hours, a low pressure area in the Central Visayas spurred heavy rainfall, triggering massive flooding that left at least three children dead, hundreds of families displaced with many homes washed out, and millions of pesos in infrastructure, crops and personal belongings destroyed.

    The monitoring report on Saturday – the day that disaster struck the Metro Dumaguete area – showed rainfall in millimeters at 219.5 at Ticala, 1,700 at the Palinpinon I, 2350 at Okoy 5 and 996 at Sogongon.

    The EDC-SNGPF released its report as the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) in a meeting last Monday recognized the need to put up rainfall gauges in strategic areas to prevent a repeat of the weekend disaster.

    Engr. Maxino said the EDC-SNGPF is willing to share its rainfall data to the PDCC at any time, as monitoring of rainfall is conducted round-the-clock.

    Local PAG-ASA weather bureau chief Edsin Culi has suggested to put up rainfall gauges in strategic locations in the province.

    Provincial Administrator Marilou Kho said Thursday that the PDCC will invite the EDC to its next meeting.

    Until today, the Metro Dumaguete area is still reeling from the effects of the disaster as relief and rehabilitation efforts are already underway.

    Concerned agencies and local government units are working double time to repair damaged infrastructure, clear landslide-affected areas and provide temporary shelter and food for displaced. (PNA) JFP
     
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    what ?they are standing there! bridge might collapse!thanx davfits,bold and beautiful of this photos! really so horrible.
     
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    bold and beautiful,davfits great pictures...

    Thank you so much for sharing the photographs, when my wife went home she didn't think about taking pictures. only got a couple of shots that her little sister took playing with the camera. It looks like life will be hard for a while in Dumaguete..:(
     
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    Wow, I am so sad to see this. The weather was wet in most of the places i went in the Philippines from December 23, 2008 til January 29 2009. It rained a lot in Dumaguete when I was there in mid January too, but of course this is so much worse. The waves struck so hard in the promenade one couldnt walk there.
    I was surprised of this strange weather. Shouldnt it be the drier part of the year now?
     
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