Eight areas in Agusan under state of calamity due to floods


Posted at Jan 24 2017 04:56 PM

Heavy rains and floods continue to affect parts of northern Mindanao with eight towns in Agusan del Sur under a state of calamity Tuesday. 

The Agusan del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management council said the towns of San Luis, Esperanza, Loreto, Veruela, Bunawan, La Paz, Trento and Talacogon remain affected by severe flooding. 

Vehicles are still unable to pass through some roads in the town of Talacogon after the Agusan river overflowed.

Residents of the town now have to rely on small boats to get around.

The local government of Talacogon has distributed relief packs to affected residents, but some areas remain isolated because of the floods.

Provincial disaster officials say more than a hundred barangays in Agusan del Sur are flooded, with more than 30,000 families affected. -- with a report from Rodge Cultura, ABS-CBN News