NDRM 2022: Flood Mapping of the Municipality of Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay

By Geohazard and Engineering Geology Section

The increase of our own understanding and affirmation of the existence of natural hazards in our surroundings is a sizable pace towards disaster resilience.

This National Disaster Resilience Month, we are sharpening and marking greater measures through government programs that align in building back better and resilient communities. Part of the efforts is the conveyance of Geohazard Assessments for Disaster Affected Areas.

In the Zamboanga Peninsula, flood events had high impacts as cities and municipalities commune with most of the major river systems. The Sibuguey River is a major river system that amasses the runoffs within the Sibuguey Valley basin having large sustaining tributaries. Among several municipalities situated within the basin, the frequent casualty is the Municipality of Imelda which is located on the lower end, being the sink or outlet of all floodwaters.

Courtesy of Mines and Geosciences Bureau – Zamboanga Peninsula, Geosciences Division, Geohazards and Engineering Geology Section

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