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HomeLocal NewsMore than 10,000 residents displaced as Goring causes floodings

More than 10,000 residents displaced as Goring causes floodings

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — More than 10,600 individuals or about 1,300 families were evacuated to various evacuation centers in Bacolod City as floodwaters started rising caused by torrential rains brought by Typhoon Goring.
City disaster czar Anna Maria Laarni Pornan told DNX these individuals are from 13 barangays all over Bacolod. On the other hand, Pornan said as of 12 noon, nine of the 11 waterways in the city are on critical status.

The nine that that had been classified as “critical” as of 12 noon today are Mandalagan River, Mambuloc Creek, Lupit River, Magsungay River, Pahanocoy Creek, Cabiguan River, Maupay Creek, Banago River, and Sum-ag River.

As this developed, Acting Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran told DNX that all classes in all levels both public and private, as well as work in public offices both local and national are suspended tomorrow 29 August 2023.

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Familiaran said the Disaster Disaster Council has approved the suspension tomorrow.

Earlier this morning, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office been classified as “critical” eight waterways, with two overflowing. The eight are Mandalagan River, Mambuloc Creek, Lupit River, Magsungay River, Tangub River, Pahanocoy Creek, Cabiguan River, and Sum-ag River. The two that had overflowed were Banago River, and Cabalagnan Creek.
Pornan also 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.

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Those affected nearer to the proper here are Barangay 40, and Mandalagan in the north.

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Hannah A. Papasin
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Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.
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