LPA, ITCZ-spawned flood hits 37 Zambo Peninsula villages

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Flash floods spawned by a low pressure area (LPA) coupled with an intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) inundated 37 villages and displaced over 2,000 households across the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Landslides were also recorded in three barangays in the Zamboanga Sibugay province, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director Ramon Ochotorena said in an interview Thursday.

Of the 37 affected barangays, 16 are in seven towns of Zamboanga Sibugay; 11 in three towns of Zamboanga del Sur; seven in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte; three in Zamboanga City.

Ochotorena said 1,811 households were affected by the flash flood in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, following torrential rains since Wednesday night.

The other two towns affected by flood in Zamboanga del Sur are Dinas and Tambulig.

“We are continuously monitoring the situation in different parts of the region,” Ochotorena said.

He said some 150 households were displaced in the seven flooded barangays in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte. No casualties were reported so far.

Dr. Elmeir Jade Apolinario, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) chief, said no individuals were displaced in this city as the flooding was “manageable.”

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) said in its 10 a.m. weather bulletin the LPA and ITCZ will bring moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Caraga, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Palawan including Kalayaan Islands.

Meanwhile, light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over the rest of Visayas and Mindanao.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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