11 areas in Luzon under state of calamity
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Due to heavy flooding brought about by non-stop rain, local goverment officials in various parts of Luzon have placed on Tuesday, August 7, the following areas under state of calamity:
- Malabon City
- Valenzuela City
- Masantol, Pampanga
- Malolos City, Bulacan
- Meycauayan, Bulacan
- Obando, Bulacan
- Cainta, Rizal
- San Mateo, Rizal
(We'll be updating this list as more information becomes available.)
The Department of Social Welfare and Development, together with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, earlier reported that nearly 200,000 families (or close to a million individuals) have been affected by flooding and landslides in 32 provinces in the country.
Incessant rain has been pounding the capital and large parts of Luzon since Monday, August 6.
The weather bureau said it's the southwest monsoon that's causing the heavy rain in Luzon. - Rappler.com
Everyone is encouraged to help out. Check this list of evacuation centers and relief operations in Metro Manila for places near you.
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