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120 Pampanga barangays still flooded, 276K residents affected

Aug 4, 2021 @ 11:50
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120 Pampanga barangays still flooded, 276K residents affected

A total of 120 barangays in Pampanga province remain flooded while more than 270,000 people are still affected by flooding from monsoon rains, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).

Based on the PDRRMO report, floodwaters had not yet subsided in 24 barangays each in Masantol and Lubao towns, 22 barangays in Macabebe, and six barangays in Apalit town, which is still submerged in one to two feet deep water.

The report said high tide worsened the situation, especially in 14 low-lying barangays in Guagua. Floodwaters were three feet deep in some areas of the town, it added.

Bacolor reported three flooded areas due to continuous rains, Candaba town reported flooding in Barangay San Agustin.

Fourteen barangays in Minalin town are still flooded, while Santo Tomas town also reported flooding in seven of its barangays, according to the PDRRMO.

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