Parts of the towns of Dinalupihan and Hermosa in Bataan province have been submerged in flood due to continuous rain, Weng Soriano, chief of the Bataan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said on Saturday.
Besides heavy rainfall, high tide in low lying areas also contributed to the flooding, Soriano said in an interview with AM radio station DZBB.
Anyone who would want to go to Hermosa, which is submerged in waist-high flood, would need a boat, Soriano said.
According to her, residents there, particularly in Barangay Almacen, are used to flooding. So those with two-storey house would just move to the second floor, while those with single-storey house would move in with relatives with two-storey houses.
Despite the flooding in Bataan, Soriano noted that no untoward incident and evacuees were reported.
According to the data of the PDRRMO, the following areas are flooded.
- Mabini Extension: 2 to 3 feet
- Padre Dandan: 1 to 2 feet
- Santa Isabel 1 to 1.5 feet
- Barangay Almacen: 4 to 4.5 feet
- Barangay Daungan: 3 to 3.5 feet
- Barangay Pulo: 3 feet
- Sitio Maligaya: 2 feet
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