1 dead, 15,900 families affected by flooding in Negros Occidental

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 4, 2021   •   268

MANILA, Philippines — At least one person died and over 15,000 families were affected and after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in Negros Occidental last Friday (January 1).

According to the latest report of the Provincial Disaster Management Program Division, 15,900 families from the cities of Victorias, Silay, Talisay, EB Magalona were affected after heavy rainfall.

Meanwhile, a 26-year-old man was found dead in Barangay 6-A in Victorias City.

A total of 424 houses were damaged; 351 of which were totally damaged, while 73 were only partially damaged.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and other various rescue groups immediately responded to the situation. The local government also provided relief goods to the families affected by the flood.

Meanwhile, all roads are now passable and water and power supply in the affected areas have been restored. AAC (with reports from Lalaine Moreno)

Halos 1,600 pamilya sa Zamboanga City, inilikas dahil sa baha

Robie de Guzman   •   October 20, 2020

Aabot sa 1,597 pamilya ang inilikas sa Zamboanga City dahil sa baha sa ilang bahagi ng lungsod bunsod ng mga pag-ulan.

Mahigit 1,000 sa mga ito ay mula sa Barangay Vitali, mahigit 300 mula sa Barangay Talisaya, 45 mula sa Barangay Labuan habang 12 naman ang mula sa Barangay Mangusu.

Sa ulat ng City Social Welfare and Development Office, halos 30 bahay ang napinsala dahil naman sa lakas ng hangin.

Aabot naman sa 16 na ektarya ng palayan ang napinsala dahil sa masamang lagay ng panahon.

Ayon sa Zamboanga City government, patuloy na silang nagsasagawa ng relief operation at emergency response upang tulungan ang mga residenteng naapektuhan ng baha.

Naka-antabay na rin ang mga otoridad sa posible pang paglilikas ng ibang residente sa gitna ng mga pag-ulan. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Val Villaflor)

7,300 mangroves planted during PCG coastal clean-up drive

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 14, 2020

Around 7,300 mangroves were planted and 546 sacks of garbage were collected during the coastal clean-up drive of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

It is in celebration of the PCG’s 119th founding anniversary. The coastal clean-up drive and mangrove planting was held in Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor.

“Said initiatives in celebration of the 119th founding anniversary of the PCG demonstrated the Coast Guard’s sincere commitment in protecting and preserving the country’s marine environment,” the PCG said.

The PCG assured health and safety protocols were observed during the said activities. AAC

Dams continue releasing water as east China faces mounting flooding pressure

UNTV News   •   July 21, 2020

Multiple dams on Huai River continued releasing floodwaters on Tuesday (July 21) as east China still faced huge pressure of surging waters.

After 24 hours since the Wangjiaba station opened its sluice gates to discharge water on Monday (July 20), the water level at the hydrological station only declined by 0.22 meters (0.72 ft.), state broadcaster CCTV reported, lower than experts’ expectations as floodwater continued to rise on the upper stream of the Huai River.

At Yingshang county in eastern Anhui province, sluices were opened at three dams to divert floodwater to nearby buffer areas, home to nearly 160,000 people in eight villages, according to local media reports.

In central Hubei province, a landslide has blocked the Qingjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, forming a dammed lake which poses a threat to nearby villages and the downstream city of Enshi, said CCTV.

Torrential rains have battered large swathes of China for weeks, raising water levels in local rivers and lakes. (Reuters)

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