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Two-hour rains leave knee-deep flood in Tagbilaran

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 05:01 PM July 06, 2017

A resident of Tagbilaran City wades through floodwater after two-hour rains on July 6, 2017. (PHOTO BY LEO UDTOHAN / INQUIRER VISAYAS)

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol — After two hours of rain, several areas in this city were flooded on Thursday.

The heavy rain started around 10:30 a.m., triggering knee-deep flood on H. Grupo Street.

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Heavy rains also turned Lamdagan Street into a virtual river where people were forced to wade in knee-deep floodwaters.

The heavy rain also flooded some schools.

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In Cogon Elementary School, the school children were forced to walk in floodwater as some of them went home for lunch.

Boy Reyes, 46, carried his son, a Grade 1 pupil, on his shoulder.

“I don’t want to dip his shoes in floodwaters because these might get damaged,” he added.

The heavy rains also left office workers stranded.

Flights were also delayed and diverted due to poor visibility at the Tagbilaran Airport because of the downpour.

A source at the Tagbilaran Airport said that a Philippine Airlines flight diverted to Mactan Cebu International Airport after two attempts to land at the Tagbilaran airport around 10 a.m. on Thursday due to zero visibility.

As of 1:30 p.m., passengers bound for Manila were still waiting at Tagbilaran airport.  SFM

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