A heavy rain that began on January 11, 2009, Sunday morning, caused a flash flood that spread to at least 23 barangays in Cagayan de Oro and caused a power blackout. The water entered many houses causing a lot of damage of properties. Tens of thousands people were affected by this calamity.
Also, the water entered the three houses of Kasanag Daughters Foundation located near the Iponan river. It reached the level of 1.5 meters destroying almost all the utilities and appliances. The girls had to be transferred to the temporary shelter at “Magis” in Manresa Retreat Center. As of January 17, 2009, the houses are being cleaned from the mud and getting ready for the return of the girls.