Floods submerge CamSur villages


Posted at Jul 03 2012 06:35 PM | Updated as of Jul 04 2012 02:35 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Several villages in the town of Bombon, Camarines Sur were submerged in floods on Tuesday following non-stop rains since Monday night.

According to the province’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, floods swept through barangays San Roque, San Jose, San Isidro, Sto. Domingo, Pagao and San Antonio.

Authorities said worst-hit by the floods is Barangay San Roque, where a creek overflowed.

Some residents used sandbags to try to prevent floodwaters from entering their homes while others decided to evacuate.

Several residents, meanwhile, called on the government to address a concern regarding logs swept down river that have been gathering at a bridge.

Classes were cancelled in the towns of Pamplona and Magarao but a teacher said floods quickly subsided in their area and its possible classes will resume on Wednesday.

In Naga City, the rains caused knee-high floods in Barangay Caluag.

The Naga airport had to cancel flights due to the bad weather.

The water level at the Bicol River, meanwhile, remains normal, according to authorities. -- Report from Jonathan Magistrado, ABS-CBN News Bicol