DAVAO CITY, Philippines, July 4 (Xinhua) -- At least 100 people fled their homes as flash floods brought by heavy rains swept a southern Philippine town early Wednesday, military officials said.
A total of 48 families, or 101 people were rescued by soldiers and local police after floodwaters submerged four villages in Banaybanay town, Davao Oriental province, said Major Maria Rosa Manuel, spokesperson of the army's 10th civil-military operations battalion.
Manuel said those affected are residents in the villages of Piso, Cabangcalan, Panikian and Calubihan.
The flooding started around 6 a.m. local time due to heavy rains that started the night before.
"The evacuees are now temporarily sheltered in a village hall in the town proper," Manuel said, adding rescue operations were suspended due to improved weather condition.
No casualties were reported.