More than 100 flooding incidents recorded in Bicol due to non-stop rains

A total of 190 families or 600 persons are displaced and are temporarily seeking shelter in the different evacuation centers in the provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur due to the continuous heavy rains in the Bicol region since Sunday, December 18, according to the Office of Civil Defense Bicol.

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One hundred forty one (141) flooding incidents were also reported from twenty five (25) LGUs in Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Naga City while three (3) landslide incidents were reported in Legazpi City, Albay; and San Andres and Viga in Catanduanes.

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Seven (7) national roads in Camarines Sur are currently affected by the weather disturbance. Two (2) of which are one lane passable while five (5) are not passable to light vehicles.

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A total of forty six (46) local roads and bridges are affected by the weather disturbance wherein twenty six (26) are not passable to all types of vehicles, eighteen (18) are not passable to light vehicles, one (1) is one-lane passable and one (1) passable to light vehicles only.

In Lupi, Camarines Sur, damage of the San Isidro-San Pedro Spillway was estimated at PHP 5,000,000.00.

PAGASA says the heavy rains are due to the Shear Line affecting the eastern section of Southern Luzon and the Northeast Monsoon affecting the rest of Luzon.

Photos: OCD Bicol/Katya Armea