BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — Eight waterways in Bacolod are on critical status while two have already overflowed as of 9 am today, 28 August 2023, data from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office showed as torrential rains caused by Typhoon Goring caused water levels to rise.
The eight that had been classified as “critical” as of 9 am today are Mandalagan River, Mambuloc Creek, Lupit River, Magsungay River, Tangub River, Pahanocoy Creek, Cabiguan River, and Sum-ag River. The two that had overflowed are Banago River, and Cabalagnan Creek.
Earlier, city disaster czar Anna Maria Laarni Pornan confirmed to DNX that at least 10 large villages here near the center went under water today as torrential rains pounded the highly-urbanized city.
Pornan told DNX the intense rains have led rivers to rise in the southern part once more, similar to the flooding last month.
Those affected included coastal ones like Punta Taytay, Sum-ag, Pahanocoy and Singcang Airport, and farming villages like Cabug, Handumanan, and Felisa.
Those affected nearer to the proper here are Barangay 40, and Mandalagan in the north.
Pornan said evacuations have been reported but they have no figures as of now.