On January 3, 2011 reports came in from several areas in the Philippine of flooding, all of course for areas on the coast or inland with acess to the sea. Again, the rain is only causing flooding in such areas, selectively falling on these regions, apparently. For Caraga Region, the tip of this peninsula is all lowland, with ocean access all around, so sinking there with inundation from the sea could be disguised as flooding.
Massive flooding hits Caraga region
January 3, 2011http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=9789As of press time, in Caraga Region, all the four provinces are already experiencing massive floodings while some portions of the said areas are also experiencing minor landslides. In Surigao del Norte a total of 47 families or 203 individuals in the Barangays of Rizal, San Juan and Washington were evacuated. In Surigao del Sur the municipalities of San Miguel and Tago are already engulfed with water. Flashflood occurred in San Miguel town. He also reported that there are already barangays whose roads are not passable anymore as of press time. In Butuan City, all authorities and concerned agencies and individuals are on red alert status.
For Butan City and points southeast, there is a strip of lowland extending all the way inland to the town of Agusan del Sur and San Francisco. Note that once again the rains are claimed as the cause, but the rain only seems to fall upon land that has access to the sea? Here a river runs up along the lowlands into the interior.
Over 2,000 People Evacuated in Caraga due to Floods
January 3, 2010http://www.gmanews.tv/story/209609/over-2000-people-evacuated-in-ca...At least 2,009 people fled their homes early Monday morning when two days of continuous rains caused floods in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur and Surigao City, Surigao del Norte in the Caraga region in Mindanao.
In the Visayas islands flooding along the eastern coast of Samar Island and high waves reported near the port of Iloilo indicate sinking, a rising sea, with the turmoil in the water that such adjustments can make. Once again, these areas reporting flooding, ostensibly from rain, are all on the coastlines and with access to the sea. Without exception, this has been the case for the flooding reported in the days after the New Year in the Philippines.
Floods, Landslide Render Roads in Several Areas in Samar Unpassable
January 2, 2011http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=9707Continuous heavy rains have already triggered flooding and landslide in several parts of Samar province. Barangays Burak, Binaloan, San Pablo and Malinao, all at the municipality of Taft, Eastern Samar are already heavily flooded. The rains may cause flashfloods and landslides in the Visayas. It also issued warning of strong to gale force wind that is expected to affect the Eastern Seaboard of Visayas, with rough to very rough sea condition.
Over 200 Passengers Stranded in Iloilo Port
January 3, 2011http://www.sunstar.com.ph/breaking-news/over-200-passengers-strande...More than 200 passengers were stranded in the Mulle Loney Port in Iloilo City after a fast craft halted its trip bound for Bacolod City. In a Bombo Radyo report, it was learned that the fast craft owned by Weesam Express had started its trip for Bacolod City but it came back to the port due to the huge waves. The craft’s captains decided not to continue the trip after some passengers suffered headaches due to the waves.
Certainly the buoys to the east of the Philippines indicate action, as the sea flood is dropping there, water on the RISE! The buoys above New Guinea, in the Pacific, likewise indicate a rising sea level. What could this mean?
There is indeed a relationship between the high waves and flooding in the Philippines in those towns along the eastern coastline and inland with access to the sea. The Philippines HAVE begun to sink, though such sinking is never such that an entire land mass or large island sinks uniformly, so can be deceptive. There is an additional influence from the tilting of the Philippine Plate and continued compression out in the Pacific, so that water is heaped to the east of the Philippine Islands, and washing over their eastern shores during equalization of water level. However, this latter is a relatively small influence. The issue with flooding is absolutely due to a dropping in elevation for some parts of the Philippines.