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4 viewsWater inundates Narciso Street in Surigao City as rain continues to pour nonstop on Wednesday (18 January 2017).  Photo courtesy of Jun Ayensa
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5 viewsThe drainage holes in the balcony in the second floor was also covered with leaves in the Dec. 26, 2016 flood, so we bought cheap strainers to cover the holes. We placed half a brick on top to prevent the strainer from being moved by the water. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera
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5 viewsTo make sure that water drains well in the circumferential canal of our compound, we covered it with fisherman’s net to catch the falling leaves. The leaves clogged the drainage during the Dec. 26, 2016 flood. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera
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5 viewsDuring the flood that hit Iligan and Cagayan de Oro city last Jan. 16, 2017, which was worse than the Dec. 26 flood, the water got only in our garage. Notice the tarpaulin-covered sandbags guarding the door on the right, which was our second line of defense. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera
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4 viewsPutting the sandbags from the inside, as in this case in our garage gate, is not as effective as placing them outside. The strong flood current on Jan. 16, 2017 moved the heavy sandbags that we had to reinforce them as the flood was ongoing. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera
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3 viewsOur first line of defense: sandbagging the gates from the outside. The tarpaulin lining further prevented the water from getting in during the Jan. 16, 2017 flood. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera
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3 viewsThe ground floor of our house during the Dec. 26, 2016 flood. We were caught flat-footed because Typhoon Nina that hit Luzon was 500 miles away. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera
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6 viewsA fireman directs a vehicle on a flooded street in Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the morning after floods hit the city. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo
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5 viewsA military truck ferries commuters and workers in Cagayan de Oro City on January, 17, 2017. Several people were stranded overnight because the highways and roads were made impassable by flash floods that hit the city on Monday, January 16. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo
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3 viewsPersonnel from the Department of Public Works and Highways clear the debris of the landslide beside Pryce Plaza Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday, January 17,2017. Floods hit several parts of the city on Monday due to rains brought by a low pressure area. Mindanews photo by Froilan Gallardo
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2 viewsSome 18 hours after the flood that hit Iligan City Monday (16 January 2017), motorists negotiate flood waters on the streets of Barangay Del Carmen. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera
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3 viewsWith its foundation weakened by the flood that hit Iligan City Monday evening (16 January 2017), authorities closed this Bailey bridge in Barangay Palao to vehicular traffic. Residents nearby said the flood was chest deep. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera
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