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Central Luzon cops help families stranded in flooded areas

politiko-flood Jul 18, 2018 @ 11:49

Police personnel have rescued 377 families who were stranded from their inundated homes in Central Luzon due to heavy rain brought by Tropical Depressions “Henry” and “Inday” the past days, an official said Wednesday.

Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus said the Philippine National Police (PNP) search and rescue (SAR) teams in Central Luzon have been relentless in their rescue operations on flood-stricken municipalities of the different provinces in the region.

Rescue operations started Tuesday, July 17, as floodwaters began to go up
from waist deep to 5 feet high in the provinces of Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga and Zambales, he said.

“I have directed all our SAR Team to conduct rescue and even search operations for stranded families particularly on still-inaccessible areas. I have also given orders to our personnel to keep an eye on criminal elements especially looters and profiteers who may take advantage of the situation,” Corpus said.

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