Pampanga roads not passable, areas without power due to Santi-A A +A
Saturday, October 12, 2013
MANILA -- Typhoon Santi (international name Nari) left some roads in Pampanga not passable as some residents in Bulacan evacuated due bad weather conditions.
The state-run Philippine Information Agency's Central Luzon (PIA Central Luzon) office said Saturday that national roads in Tampo and Porac-Botolan were not passable as of 9 a.m.
This was due to fallen trees blocking the roads, PIA Central Luzon said.
Another PIA update also cited Pampanga's provincial disaster risk reduction and management council as saying there is no electricity in several towns, including Mexico, Sta. Ana, Masantol, Arayat, Minalin, Apalit, San Luis. Power was also cut off in Mabalacat City, Barangay San Pablo in Lubao, and 80 percent of Porac.
Meanwhile, Bulacan governor Wilhelmino Alvarado said the town of San Miguel may declare a state of calamity due to the floods.
"We are focusing on San Miguel, many residents lost their roofs. San Miguel will be declaring a state of calamity," he said on government-run dzRB radio.
The Bustos provincial government said on its Facebook page the residents were brought to nearby evacuation centers.
While it did not specify how many families were evacuated, it called for donations of clothes and milk.
It also said donations may be coursed through the municipal Department of Social Welfare and Development office.
Floods hit Bulacan province amid heavy rain from Santi, which made landfall over Aurora before midnight Friday.
Santi is now over the West Philippine Sea and is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility early Sunday. (JK/Sunnex)