Floods inundate 5 villages in Silay City

Yasmin Pascual-Dormido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 26 2019 11:52 AM

Residents wade through knee-deep flood caused by heavy rains in Silay City. Yasmin Pascual-Dormido, ABS-CBN News

SILAY CITY -- Heavy rains flooded 5 barangays in this city, affecting some 400 families, authorities said Tuesday.

Thirteen families or 40 individuals were evacuated to the Natalio Velez Sports and Cultural Center, according to the City Social Welfare Development Office.

Heavy rains since Monday night inundated Lantad, Barangay 2, Rizal Interior, Mambulac and Guinhalaran, said the head of the city disaster council, Alexander Muńoz.

The flooding also prompted Mayor Mark Golez to suspend classes in all levels in the city.

Meanwhile, a tree fell on a shanty in Barangay 3 due to strong rains. There were no casualties, according to a neighbor, Roger Valente.