Flood affects 25 houses in NegOcc

TWENTY-FIVE households were affected by flood at Barangay Tabao, Valladolid, Negros Occidental Thursday. (Mark Cabrillos photos)

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Heavy rains caused flooding at Barangay Tabao, Valladolid, Negros Occidental, Thursday, affecting 25 houses.

Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) head John Dexter Celiz said the rain started Wednesday night until Thursday, resulting in waist-deep flood.

The heavy rain also uprooted a tree in the village.

No injuries and damaged houses were reported but some valuables inside the houses got wet due to the flood.

Some electrical lines were also damaged but these were immediately fixed.

Celiz said Valladolid is a coastal town, thus prone to flooding.

The heavy rains also uprooted a tree in the village.

Declogging operations are being conducted to control floods.

Also, they are coordinating with the Department of Social Welfare and Development for assistance to the affected households.