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Heavy rains trigger floods in Camarines Sur villages

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LEGAZPI CITY — Heavy rains which poured Saturday morning have resulted in flooding in several villages in Camarines Sur province, rendering roads in many areas impassable to vehicles.

Vincent Paz, head of Baao town disaster risk reduction and management office, said the villages of San Roque, San Jose, Del Rosario, San Francisco and portions of Sta. Cruz and San Nicolas were submerged in foot-deep water at around 5 a.m.

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Paz said the floodwater started to subside but continuous rainfall could trigger another flooding.

The disaster officials in Iriga City also reported that the spillway between Barangay (village) San Jose and Sagrada village and the Waras Bridge were not passable.

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In Nabua town, the swollen Waras River also rendered Sta. Elena Baras spillway impassable to all types of vehicles.

In the advisory of Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) at 4:15 a.m., it said that moderate to heavy rainfall with lightning and strong winds were experienced in towns of Baleno, Milagros and San Pascual in Masbate; towns of Bula, Baao and Nabua in Camarines Sur; Ligao City, Oas and Pio Duran in Albay; Catanduanes island province and Northern Samar.

At 8 a.m., Pagasa also warned of light to moderate rains triggered by southwest monsoon in Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate and Catanduanes in the Bicol region; and in Northern Samar, Romblon and Marinduque.

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