34 Pampanga villages flooded

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- At least 34 villages in the province were submerged in floodwaters due to continuous rains brought about by southwest monsoon, induced by high tide as of yesterday, (July 2) noon.

In a report sent by Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Chief Angie Blanco to Governor Dennis Pineda, villages in the low-lying towns of Masantol, Macabebe, Sasmuan, San Simon and Lubao were affected by the flooding.

This includes parts of the 13 villages in Macabebe town namely Consuelo, San Francisco, Castuli, Sta. Rita, San Rafael, Dalayap, Tacasan, Saplad David, San Vicente, Candelaria, Mataguiti, San Jose and Sta. Maria.

Barangays Bancal Pugad, Bancal Sinubli and Sta. Teresita 2nd in Lubao town, and Sta. Monica, San Pedro and Sto. Tomas in Sasmuan town were also flooded, while monsoon rains caused flooding at a portion of Barangay Sta. Monica in San Simon town, particularly at the CDCP junction.

Moreover, portions of the 14 villages of Masantol town, particularly those in the coastal areas namely Nigui, Sta. Monica Paguiaba, Sagrada, San Agustin, Sta. Lucia Matua, Sta. Lucia Wakas, Sapang Kawayan, Bebe Anac, Sta Monica, and Sto. Niño, San Nicolas, San Isidro Matua and San Isidro Anac were also flooded.

Meanwhile, Porac town’s roads going to Camias and Sapang Uwak villages were not passable to all types of vehicles due to soil erosion in the area.

Pineda also declared suspension of classes yesterday for pre-elementary to senior high school levels, both public and private schools, as part of precautionary measures.


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