ORMOC CITY– About 96 families from Lope de Vega, Northern Samar were evacuated to the different evacuation centers amid flooding it experienced due to a low-pressure area and shear line-induced rain.
Municipal information officer Francine Saludario, in an interview, disclosed most of the families affected are residents within the town center whose houses were flooded due to the nonstop rain experienced by the town since Sunday (Nov. 19).
She added that the flood water reached up to one-meter depth, adding roads leading to Calbayog City and Catarman were not passable due to flooding.
The displaced families were provided with foods by the local government.
Saludario also reported that a landslide also occurred in Barangay Bonifacio.