58 villages in Central Luzon remain flooded

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Despite the improved weather condition, the effect of typhoon Lawin which battered Luzon on Thursday is still being felt in some parts of the region.

Based on the report of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), some 58 villages in the provinces of Bataan and Pampanga are still submerged in floodwaters.

Thirteen barangays in the towns of Hermosa and Orani remain flooded from one foot to five feet deep.

The RDRRMC said the floods affecting barangays Almacen, Daungan, San Pedro, Burgos, Pulo, Culis and Palihan in Hermosa is due to damaged riverbank.

The flooded villages in Orani are Tuplao, Tugatog, St. Joseph (Bayan), Parang Parang, Kawayan and Mulawin.

In Pampanga, residents in the coastal and low-lying areas in the towns of Candaba, Macabebe, Masantol, San Luis, San Simon, and Apalit are still enduring the floods up to seven feet deep.

According to the flood bulletin issued on Friday by the Pampanga River Flood Forecasting and Warning Center, flooding in the Candaba swamp area wilł persist for several days.

So far, two villages in Candaba town, namely San Agustin and Paralaya are still under floodwater.

Flooding in the costal towns of Masantol and Macabebe, on the other, is being aggravated by high tide.

As of now, 22 barangays in Macabebe while 13 in Masantol are still affected by floods.

Other villages that remain flooded are five in San Simon, two in Apalit and one in San Luis.

As a result, the RDRRMC reported that 8,117 families or 40,274 individuals in Pampanga were affected by floods.

In the entire Central Luzon, some 31,841 families or 134, 293 persons were affected by typhoon Lawin wherein 18,142 families or 74,106 persons are still being served inside and outside the evacuation centers. Zorayda Tecson/PNA – northboundasia.com