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Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Floods hit three cities, town

Flooding brought on by heavy rain that started Thursday night until yesterday morning hit three cities and one town in the third district of Negros Occidental affecting thousands of residents, some of whom evacuated.

One house was destroyed in TalisayCity anda landslide briefly rendered a road in Silay City impassable.

ZeaphardGerhart  Caelian , Negros Occidental Disaster Management Program Division head, said the heavy rains that hit Victorias, Talisay and Silay cities, and EB Magalona town were triggered by the northeast monsoon and the tail end of a cold front.

About 3,400 families composed of more than 18,000 individuals in 17 of the 26 barangays of Victorias City were affected the flooding. At the height of the floods the road to Canetown Subdivision was also rendered impassable, Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca said.

About 1,450 families evacuated but had returned to their homes in the afternoon.

Palanca ordered the suspension of classes at all levels in public and private schools inVictorias City, but no state of calamity was declared.

Affected by the flooding were barangays 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12,13, 16, 16-A, 17, 18, 18-A, 19, 19-A, and 20.

In Talisay City heavy rains that started at 9 p.m. Thursday until Friday morning, and the rising waters at the Catabla and Minuluanrivers triggered flooding in barangays Zone 14, 8, 12, 2 and 1 affecting 142 families, causing some to evacuate to safer ground.

One house was also destroyed.

In EB Magalonatown twooverflow systems were damaged in barangays Alacaygan and San Isidro, Mayor Marvin Malacon said.

Flooding affected 50 families or about 150 individuals, he said.

In Silay City heavy rain triggered a landslide at SitioSangay, Barangay Guimbalaon at 5:30 a.m. yesterday rendering the road impassable until it was cleared at about 9 a.m., Mayor Mark Golez said.*CPG





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