100 residents near Abacan River, evacuated

by Gracie Rutao, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 09 2012 09:38 AM | Updated as of Aug 09 2012 05:38 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Local officials of Angeles City forced more than a hundred residents living near the Abacan River to evacuate to safer grounds as rising flood waters caused by heavy rains destroyed and washed away several houses.

Authorities are continuously monitoring the situation due to the bad weather.

The mayor's office provided immediate relief to the evacuees in the form of food and medicines.

The non-stop rains in the past few days have resulted in the breaching of a tail dike that caused flashfloods in the city of San Fernando, and the towns of Sto. Tomas and Bacolor.

The death toll in Pampanga rose to 6, with 3 due to drowning and other three due to electrocution.

The local government of Pampanga again appealed to its residents to prioritize the safety of their respective families by temporarily leaving their houses situated near the Pampanga river or other towns severely affected by flooding.

The province is still under a state of calamity.

In the latest update of the Office of the Civil Defense, 298 barangays in the province are still submerged in water. -With ANC's Headstart