Non-stop rains flood 85 hectares of rice fields, 21 barangays in Antique
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — At least 85 hectares of rice fields and 21 barangays in the province of Antique were affected by non-stop rains brought about by Tropical Depression Ester last Saturday.
According to Broderick Tan, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, P3.5 million worth of rice crops were affected by the flood based on the initial report from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA).
At least 21 barangays in the province were affected: 11 in the municipality of Sibalom, nine in San Jose, and one in Hamtic.
At least 128 families who were evacuated due to the flooding have already returned to their respective homes as the weather improved.
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