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Waist-deep flood forces families to flee in Sorsogon

By: - Correspondent / @RAOstriaINQ
/ 11:55 AM January 03, 2018

LEGAZPI CITY — Waist-deep flood has forced the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) in Casiguran town in Sorsogon province to evacuate families from low-lying villages Wednesday.

At least 68 families from the villages of Boton, Sta. Cruz, Trece Martires, and Rizal were evacuated as non-stop heavy rain caused rivers to swell, according to Luisito H. Mendoza, Casiguran MDRRM officer.

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A family in Casay village was also evacuated due to a minor landslide.

Mendoza said no one was reported hurt.

Meanwhile, classes in all levels in Casiguran and Donsol have been suspended, Joseph John Perez, Department of Education Sorsogon Division DRRM coordinator, said.

Juban and Pilar also suspended classes in all levels as of 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the towns of Irosin, Magallanes, Barcelona, Matnog, Bulan, Castilla, Bulusan, Gubat, Sta. Magdalena and Prieto Diaz have all suspended classes from pre-school to secondary.

In Castilla town, San Roque Bridge, Dinapa-Cogon Bridge, and Pandaan Bridge were not passable as of 8 a.m. after a river overflowed, preventing all kinds of light vehicles to pass, according to Edgar Ardales, Jr., Castilla DRRMO. /cbb

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