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Chest-deep floods swamp Romblon villages as Ramon passes by

/ 03:42 PM November 15, 2019

SAN PEDRO CITY—Tropical Storm Ramon dumped a heavy volume of rain water on a town in Romblon province on Friday, Nov. 15, bringing waist to chest-deep floods.

At least three villages of Odiongan town—Tuburan, Dapawan and Bangon—were submerged in floodwater, according to the municipal disaster risk reduction and management office.

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Edgar Solano, of the disaster management office, said heavy rains started around 3 a.m. causing streams and rivers to swell and spill over to main roads.

In a phone interview past noon, Solano said the flood had started to subside as weather slightly improved.

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High tide also helped slow the river current, he said.

The local government enforced preemptive evacuation especially of residents in low-lying areas and along river banks.

There was no report of any casualty but residents of Tuburan reported losing their animals which were swept away by the flooding. Maricar Cinco/Edited by TSB

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