Flood cripples Capiz towns situated near Panay River

Bea Zaragosa, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 18 2017 12:38 AM

MANILA — Flooding brought about by heavy rains have crippled eight towns in Capiz Tuesday.

The towns of Maayon, Panitan, Pontevedra, Dao, Jamindan, Mambusao, Sigma and Cuartero are situated mostly along the Panay River.

Several schools suspended classes. 

According to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council's Facebook page, classes in elementary schools in Mambusan town were suspended.

No evacuation of residents has been reported. A cluster of houses in Barangay Dayhagon in Sigma, were isolated, affecting 179 families.

An overflowing creek in Barangay Tawog in Sigma. The road beside the creek was deemed impassable to vehicles as of posting time. Uncredited photo

Floodwater from a creek spills over into a residential area in Barangay Tawog. Residents are concerned about the damages the flood will cause to property. Uncredited photo

Floodwater from a creek spills over into a residential area in Barangay Tawog. Residents are concerned about the damages the flood will cause to property. Uncredited photo

Floodwater from a creek spills over into a residential area in Barangay Tawog. Residents are concerned about the damages the flood will cause to property. Uncredited photo

A woman checks on her piglets, which she moved from their pen to her house, as floodwater rises. The woman said she is hoping to sell the animals to cover the cost of the damages caused by the flood to her properties. Uncredited photo