Northeastern Mindanao Mission which covers the whole region of CARAGA experienced a continuous heavy rain in the early part of January 2011 which resulted to a big flood that damaged agricultural products, livestocks, houses and families.
Pastor Jerson P. Arellano, Mission ACS Coordinator and Pastor Ruel G. Arrogante, NeMM ADRA Coordinator immediately responded upon getting the confirmed reports of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) about the number of Municipalities and Barangays that were under water. There were 18 persons declared dead, 2 were injured, and 1 missing.
There were 112 Barangays affected in Agusan del Sur, 90 in Agusan del Norte, 84 in Surigao del Norte, and 77 in Surigao del Sur. Affected families in all these barangays totaled to 77,977.
In partnership with ADRA Philippines, Northeastern Mindanao Mission was able to serve 3,200 families of the foodstuffs bought and packed for the flood victims with a total of P 354, 412.00.
After the distribution on January7-10, 2011, the heavy rain again affected another part of the region on February 6, 2011 which is worst than the previous calamity which never happened many years before. Some houses were carried away by the flood particularly in Barangay Moriah, Agusan del Sur. Good that nobody was hurt except having a loss of their properties.
In Butuan Suburbs, 200 families were affected. The water subsided after 3 days. Claver/ Bad-as have 100
families, Colorado, Jabonga- 250 families, Mainit-250 families and Tandag- 200 families. The relief assistance to these 1000 families on the second batch distribution was shouldered alone by the Mission ACS.
Through this humanitarian endeavor the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat acknowledge our ADRA Philippines based in Butuan City by giving it a Plaque of Recognition for being the Most Supportive Partner in the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management .It was given last February 17, 2011 during the DSWD 60th year Anniversary Celebration at Almont Hotel’s Inland resort, J.C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City Philippines.