600 families flee homes in Pasig


Posted at Aug 07 2012 05:38 PM | Updated as of Aug 08 2012 01:38 AM

MANILA, Philippines – An estimated 600 families in Pasig City have been evacuated after nonstop rains triggered flashfloods in the area.

The affected families are temporarily staying in nearby covered courts, barangay halls, and schools that serve as makeshift evacuation centers.

Authorities said at least 10 barangays remain submerged in floods, particularly the barangays located near the Pasig River.

Floodwaters caused by incessant rains have reached 3 to 4 feet in some barangays in Pasig. -- Report from Henry Atuelan, dzMM