‘Habagat’ puts Pampanga town under calamity

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga: The municipality of Minalin on Thursday was placed under a state of calamity as a result of the onslaught of monsoon rains (habagat) for more than a week now.

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The Sangguniang Bayan of Minalin passed a resolution declaring the town under a state of calamity after assessing the damage caused by the monsoon rains.

Mayor Edgar Flores said the declaration will ensure immediate relief and assistance to flood-affected families.

Minalin is one of the towns in Pampanga that is still flooded.

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) said t 15 villages in Minalin remained submerged in three-foot deep water.

Aside from the town, other areas in the province earlier placed under a state of calamity were the City of San Fernando and the municipalities of Santo Tomas and Macabebe.

The RDRRMC reported that some 78,932 families or 357,509 individuals were displaced in the entire province because of massive flooding.

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