20 barangays in Maguindanao flooded

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 29 2012 02:20 PM | Updated as of Jul 29 2012 10:20 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Twenty barangays in Maguindanao are experiencing severe floods after three days of heavy rain.

In the town of Sultan Kudarat, the Salimbao National Highway is nearly impassible due to the knee-deep water, resulting in heavy flow of traffic.

Only one lane of the road can be used. The Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and local officials have already manned the traffic clow..

The towns of Mother and Northern Kabuntalan and Rajah Bauyan are also flooded.

The Office of Civil Defense have prepared the capitol gym in case of evacuation. -- Report from Lora Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao