Wow it has been raining a lot in Cebu for the last few weeks. It has rained nearly every day this month. It is more than normal rain. I like the rain. It is cooler. I like cooler.
Cebu is located in the Central Philippines. It is a hot spot for tourist and host one of the largest and most modern cities which is Cebu City.
In an article by the inquirer, I read that this amount of rainfall is far above normal.
The weather station recorded 203.5 millimeters of rainfall from Jan. 1 to 16, nearly double the 108.9 millimeters usually recorded this month, said Engr. Oscar Tabada of the Pagasa- Mactan.
So for the first two weeks of January 2011 we’ve already had twice the normal amount of rain for the
At this point, I would think that landslides have to be a considerable threat. I’ve heard only of small landslides in Cebu so far. We’ve had a fairly heavy rain most of the day today. With the soil already saturated, I fear a more severe landslide could be coming.
Leyte had a significant landslide recently and the Cebu Provincial government was offering aid.
I just performed a search for landslides in Cebu and didn’t find mention of any recently landslides. The most recent I could find was from October of 2010. They happened in Alegria, Cebu which is in the southern part of the island.
A few weeks ago, the governor of Cebu assured everyone that Cebu was ready to respond if the worst happened. I will hope that it is not tested. A few years ago, I think in 2007, a major landslide killed more than a thousand in Leyte as it slammed into a school and buried it. Many children were killed in that landslide and a town was wiped out.
So I will keep hoping for the best. For those people living in Cebu, it has been a very wet month and today, I think is the wettest of all so far.
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