Sat. Sep 18th, 2021

At least 84,000 people from about 18,000 families in Central Luzon were displaced by the floods caused by the continuous strong rains over the weekend.

(Photo Courtesy: arabnews.com)

Yesterday (Sunday), the number of families affected by the continuous rains for the rest of Luzon was placed at 87,000.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said there were areas in Central Luzon that were submerged in up to 5 feet of water on Sunday.

In Pampanga,  the number of flooded villages in the province rose from 23 at the height of Typhoon “Fabian” last July 22 to 72 on Sunday, the PDRRMC.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the southwest monsoon (habagat) will continue to dampen most parts of the country today (Monday).

PAGASA added that monsoon rains will continue to be experienced over Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, and Occidental Mindoro.

On the other hand, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, Abra, Benguet, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, and Batangas.

The southwest monsoon will also cause isolated rain showers or thunderstorms over the rest of the country.

Meanwhile, moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas will continue to prevail over Luzon and the Visayas.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas.

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