Heavy rains cause landslides, flooding-A A +A
Monday, October 7, 2013
HEAVY rains in the last few days due to the southwest monsoon had caused landslides and flooding that resulted in evacuation of affected residents, especially in southern Negros, over the weekend.
Evacuations, based on the report of the Provincial Disaster Management Program Division under the Office of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., were reported since Saturday and Sunday in Kabankalan City, and the towns of Hinoba-an, Ilog, and Isabela.
Some parts of the highway in Salavador Benedicto were also not passable last Saturday after landslides happened in some parts of the highway in Talus, Spur 13 and Cudiawan.
Melvin Fiero of the PDMP said that based on the reports received from DSB, the roads affected by the landslides were already passable as of Sunday afternoon.
Those affected by the flooding per report of the PDMP in Hinobaan were Barangays Culipapa with 60 families and evacuated at the elementary school; Bulwangan with 35 families; Dahug with 30 families; Pook - 55 families; and Barangay 2 with 15 families.
In Kabankalan City, the affected areas of flooding were in barangays Binicuil, Magballo, Otod, Barangay 1, Talubangi, 6,4,3,9 and Locotan. A newly built bridge in Barangay 1 was closely monitored based on the PDMP report due to damage.
In Isabela, the affected areas were Sitio Alegria, Barangay 5 and Barangay Romerang.
Fiero said that on and off heavy rains was affecting southern Negros for the past two weeks already, also causing big waves. (TDE)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 07, 2013.