Local government units in 6 towns in Northern Cagayan have evacuated residents whose houses were inundated with floodwaters amid persistent rains.
According to the Office of the Civil Defense in Region 2, flooding has been persistent in the towns of Pamplona, Allacapan, Santa Praxedes, Sanchez Mira and Claveria.
In Pamplona, 20 families or more than 100 individuals were brought to the municipal gymnasium. Some 119 families or 459 individuals were, meanwhile, evacuated from Santa Praxedes.
In Claveria, the local disaster council reported three incidents of drowning. Two of the victims were rescued while search operations to locate a 10-year-old boy who went missing in Barangay Mapula-pula continues.
Meanwhile, authorities have already cleared a portion of the road in Santa Praxedes that was blocked by a landslide on Wednesday.
But motorists will still have difficulty crossing the national highway of Allacapan where portions of Bangag-Magappit road is flooded.
Several bridges in the towns of Baggao and Peñablanca are impassable due to swollen rivers.
Classes in these flooded areas were suspended on Thursday. The local disaster council remains on alert as intermittent rains continue to batter a large part of Cagayan Valley.