‘Kabayan’ causes flooding in Nueva Ecija


CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija: Heavy rains brought by tropical storm Kabayan on Friday caused flooding and rendered some areas in Nueva Ecija impassable to vehicles.

Based on the latest report from the Nueva Ecija Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), those areas not passable to all types of vehicles due to floods are the Bongabon Road in Barangay San Vicente; Barangay Lusok bridge connecting Bongabon-Palayan; Rizal-Bongabon Road in Barangay Makapsing in Rizal town.

Likewise, the PDRRMO said landslide took place in Barangay Ligaya, Gabaldon, rendering the area not passable to all types of vehicles.

The PDRRMO also reported that areas in barangays Betenia and San Antonio in Laur town and the Laur-Gabaldon road in Barangay Sagana are not passable to light vehicles due to knee-deep floods.

The report also said that villages in Cuyapo town, and barangays San Jose, Bulala , Bantog, Ventican and District 5, all in Quezon town are flooded and not passable to light vehicles.

Earlier, Governor and PDRRMC chair Aurelio Umali declared the suspension of classes in all private and public schools as well as work in government offices due to heavy rainfall that hit the province since Thursday night. B


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