Tuesday, September 21, 2021

120 Pampanga villages still flooded

WATER EVERYWHERE. A resident of Barangay San Bartolome in Sto. Tomas, Pampanga uses a plastic pale to transport under knee-deep floodwater potable drinking water for his family. (Chris Navarro)

SOME 120 barangays in Pampanga are still flooded, according to latest reports from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).

The PDRRMO report stated that 24 barangays in Masantol, 22 barangays in Macabebe and 24 barangays in Lubao town are still submerged in floodwaters.

Six barangays in Apalit town are also in floodwater with an average height of one to two feet.

High tide also flooded 14 low-lying barangays in Guagua town, with floodwaters reaching heights of three feet in some areas.

Bacolor town also reported three flooded areas due to continuous rains.

Flooding in Candaba town is mostly confined in Barangay San Agustin.

In Minalin town, 14 barangays are currently flooded due to rains and high tide.

Santo Tomas town also reported flooding in seven of its barangays with floodwaters in areas like Dela Paz and San Agustin reaching as high as three feet.

Five barangays in San Simon are also flooded.

As of latest count, 276,776 people in 10 towns of Pampanga are affected by the flooding.


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