LOOK: Flooded Pola spillway in Sta Cruz, Occidental Mindoro
MANILA, Philippines – The Pola spillway in Sta Cruz, Occidental Mindoro, has remained unpassable to people and small cars due to flooding since 1 am on October 14, Saturday.
According to the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office administrative (LDRRMO) officer Ricky Claveria, heavy rains caused the flooding. As of posting, the floodwaters had risen to two and half feet.
The flood subsided when the rain stopped later Saturday afternnon but the water rose again due to the heavy downpour.
Claveria said that only busses and trucks can pass through the road. But if the water would not subside and heavy rains continue, all types of vehicles would be barred from passage.
"We might stop even trucks and busses from passing by if the rain will not stop," he said in Filipino.
Claveria said they are also preparing for support teams on the ground in case of emergencies.
How to report floods
When flooding hits your area, you can post photos and status updates on your Facebook and Twitter accounts using the hashtag, #FloodPH. The posts should be set to public.
Reports can also be sent via SMS to 2929 for Smart and Talk N' Text subscribers.
Text Format: FLOODPH <Street, Barangay, City> <Describe Flood>
Sample Text: FLOODPH Bajada St Victoria Plaza Davao City knee-high
Flood reports can also be posted directly on the Agos map, powered by eBayanihan. Rappler's MovePH team will monitor the map and alert the public and authorities. – Rappler.com