Habagat may still trigger flashfloods, landslides: PAGASA


Posted at Aug 17 2016 08:37 AM

Pagasa's satellite image as of 4 a.m., August 17, 2016.

MANILA - The southwest monsoon or habagat will continue to dump rains in some parts of Luzon on Wednesday, state weather bureau PAGASA warned.

Residents in the Ilocos region and the provinces of Benguet, Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac and Pampanga were warned of possible flashfloods and landslides due to monsoon rains.

PAGASA added that Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers, meanwhile, will prevail over the rest of the country.

State meteorologists earlier said monsoon rains may lash parts of the country until Friday.

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The death toll from the habagat's onslaught has risen to 9, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday evening.

The NDRRMC said six people were also injured while nine others remained missing.

Some 47,468 families or 217,582 individuals were affected by the heavy rains, with 21,995 people staying in evacuation centers, the agency reported.

Several local government units have cancelled classes on Wednesday due to bad weather.

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