More than 2,300 Negrenses affected by heavy rains, floods


BACOLOD CITY: More than 2,000 people in Negros Occidental were affected by heavy rains and floods brought by Typhoon Hanna, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) said in its report on Thursday.


However, there was no reported evacuation, the report added.


Provincial Health Officer Ernell Tumimbang, who concurrently heads the PSWDO, said 2,372 individuals, or 593 families from several barangays in Valladolid town experienced floodings.


Tumimbang said the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council is attending to the needs of residents in flooded areas.


He added that Capitol rescue teams, and relief and medical assistance are also ready for deployment.


Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, head of the Provincial Disaster Management Program Division, said they continue to monitor weather bulletins and rain gauges.


He also said that river basins in the province, including Malugo River in Sagay City, Ilog-Hinabagan River in Ilog town, and Imbang River in Silay City, are also closely monitored.


“We are also coordinating with the local disaster offices,” he added. PNA


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