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Tropical Storm Dante floods several provinces in PH

Rappler
Tropical Storm Dante floods several provinces in PH
Southern Leyte, Romblon, Bohol, and Surigao del Norte are among provinces that bear the brunt of the weather disturbance

Tropical Storm Dante (Choi-wan) brought heavy rains that triggered flash floods in several provinces Wednesday, June 2,

Dante made landfall six times in the Philippines as of Wednesday. This were in Sulat, Eastern Samar, Cataingan and Balud in Masbate, Romblon and San Agustin in Romblon, and Pola, Oriental Mindoro.

Romblon

In Barangay Taboboan, Odiongan town in Romblon, residents wade through chest-deep floodwaters, after heavy rain hit the municipality on Wednesday. To escape the flood, some residents climbed onto their roof.

Some residents of Sitio Torrel, in Barangay Dapawan, Odiongan were evacuated by the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police and the municipal Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office.  

Part of the Cantingas Bridge in San Fernando, Romblon was damaged due to the strong river current and heavy rain. 

The provincial government of Romblon on Wednesday suspended classes and work in the government sector.

Southern Leyte

The Philippine Coast Guard in Southern Leyte evacuated 40 stranded residents in Barangays Basak and Combado, Maasin City. They were brought to Barangay Basak Gymnasium.

A day before it made landfall, Tropical Storm Dante also triggered flash floods in the province.

As of 2 pm on Tuesday, June 1, Sitio Basak, Rizal in  Maasin City was submerged due to heavy rain.

Bohol

Loboc town, Bohol was also submerged in knee-deep floods on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, several trees were uprooted in Loay, Bohol on Tuesday afternoon due to the heavy rain.

Surigao del Norte

Houses in Barangay Washington in Kaskag, Surigao City were also submerged in ankle to knee-deep floods.

– Rappler.com