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Floods hit 3 cities, 1 town in Negros Occidental

By: - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
/ 06:42 PM January 12, 2018

Canetown subdivision in Barangay 19-A in Victorias City, Negros Occidental is among the areas hit by floods on Friday. – CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

BACOLOD CITY – Floods triggered by heavy rains hit three cities and one town in the 3rd district of Negros Occidental on Friday, affecting thousands of residents, some of whom had to be evacuated.

One house was destroyed and landslide briefly rendered a road in Silay City impassable.

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Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, Negros Occidental Disaster Management Program Division head, said the heavy rains that hit Victorias, Talisay and Silay cities, and EB Magalona town were triggered by the northeast monsoon and the tail end of a cold front.

Victorias Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca said 3,000 families composed of about 18,000 individuals were affected by the flooding in his city.

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Palanca ordered the suspension of classes in all levels both public and private schools Victorias.

In Talisay, 142 families were affected by the flooding and one house was destroyed.

In EB Magalona town, floods affected 50 families or about 150 individuals, Mayor Marvin Malacon said.

In Silay City, flooding triggered a landslide in Barangay Guimbalaon.

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