Flooding in Gensan
General Santos City is known for its dry and humid weather. Some old folks even call it “dustdiangas” a moniker from the old name of the city which is Dadiangas. The place is dusty and dry and hot on ordinary days.
However, on October 24, 2012 it was a rainy day in Gensan. It was not just an ordinary rainy day but an unusually rainy day. There was a typhoon in some other parts of the country which affected the city (Typhoon Ofel) It rained from morning up to late in the evening. The rain caused some flooding in most parts of the city. Major roads became like rivers on which the water from the higher parts of the city came rushing in. This is due to the fact that there are no drainage system in place to catch the rain water.
I am just glad the I live in a high place where the waters just pass by. I don’t have to worry much about water getting into my house. The city would be submerged first before my home would be flooded.
I took a video of the flooding along Dacera Street (formerly Mabuhay Road). The water is not that high but the road is covered with water rushing in from higher grounds, specifically from Mabuhay to Olympog.
I hope there would be a grand plan for the city to improve or put in place a drainage system to reduce or end these flooding before it’s too late.
Here is the video I took of Dacera Street.
Here is where this road is located:
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