48K residents affected as state of calamity declared in 3 Bataan areas
Two towns and the provincial capital of Balanga City in Bataan have declared a state of calamity due to flooding brought on by torrential monsoon rains in the past week, officials said.
As many as 48,000 residents in the three LGUs were affected by floods that swamped several barangays.
On Thursday, Hermosa municipal officials approved the resolution declaring the state of calamity in the town on the recommendation of Mayor Antonio Joseph Inton.
The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office began rescue and relief operations in Barangays Cataning, Almacen, A. Rivera, Culis and Palihan, according to a report in Punto Central Luzon.
Some 15 barangays in Hermosa were submerged by one to six feet deep flooding, officials said.
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