COTABATO CITY – Torrential rains brought about by inter-tropical convergence zone flooded low lying areas here that resulted to suspension of classes for elementary and high school levels of a private university Wednesday.
Classes in public schools continue as scheduled amid cool with light rain Wednesday morning, the local government said.
Fr. Charlie Inzon, president of Notre Dame University (NDU) suspended classes after flood hit the university compound following three days of light to moderate rain.
Flood along major city streets and low lying areas also triggered monstrous traffic where commuters and motorists were stranded for two hours.
Clogged canals and drainage triggered flood, according to local officials, as the city government appealed for a city wide clean-up drive once the rain stops.
In nearby Midsayap, North Cotabato, at least 10 low lying villages were submerged by flood waters from the Liguasan marshland.
Among the flooded communities are Lumupog, Lower Glad, Central Labas, among others, according to Midsayap local government units.
Midsayap Mayor Romeo Arania has ordered the town social welfare office to attend to the needs of displaced families. PNA