Typhoon Lando: 64 rescued in head-high Cabanatuan floods
CABANATUAN CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – Typhoon Lando (Kuppo) triggered head-high floods in 5 villages here, prompting rescue operations at dawn of Monday, October 19, that led to the rescue of 64 residents.
The affected areas include the barangays of Aduas Sur, Aduas Norte, Aduas Central, Sumakab, and Isla area.
Volunteers using boats and bangkas continued to rescue residents as of Monday 8 am as many families remained stranded in their homes.
Red Cross Bravo team has rescued 64 people in Barangay Sumakab since 3 am Monday. The team is now in Barangay Aduas Norte.
On the Project Agos Alert Map, netizens and volunteers started plotting several reports about flooded areas and residents needing rescue Sunday night, October 18. (READ: Residents trapped on rooftops wait for rescue)
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) called on volunteer responders in Metro Manila and areas near Central Luzon to proceed to Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, and Pampanga to assist in rescue operations. (Check details here). – Rappler.com