Monday, September 20, 2021

100,000 Kapampangans affected by floodings

FLOATING WORKSHOP. A mechanic from Masantol town works on his makeshift platform surrounded by floodwaters. (Princess Clea Arcellaz photo)

SOME 87 barangays in Pampanga were flooded due to incessant rains, according to the latest report of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

Some eight towns and one city reported floodings in their respective areas with at least 108,985 individuals affected by flooding.

The PDRRMC said 24 Masantoal villages were flooded due to monsoon rains, high tide and water draining from upstream areas. Some 16 Macabebe villages were also flooded, with waters reaching as high as three feet in some areas.

Incessant raining has also flooded seven Lubao villages along with five barangays in Apalit, seven barangays in Guagua, two barangays in Bacolor, seven barangays in Santo Tomas and one barangay in the City of San Fernando.

Fifteen barangays in Minalin, two barangays in San Simon and one in Sasmuan were also flooded, as of Sunday afternoon.

Some 24,462 families or 108,985 individuals in at least 10 towns have been affected by the rise in floodwater.

Some 178 families were at 17 evacuation centers, according to reports from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO).

The PSWDO also reported two houses in Sapang Kawayan that have been partially damaged due to the flooding situation in the area.

Meanwhile, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist reported some P8 million worth of damages to Macabebe’s fisheries sector.


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