Continuous rains bring floods to parts of Bicol

NAGA CITY-- Parts of Bicol greeted the New Year with flooded streets after the region was pounded with heavy rains for several days.

In this city, low-lying barangays near the Bicol and Naga Rivers and the Sagop creek were immersed in knee-deep flood waters.

This prompted Mayor John Bongat to put said areas on blue alert.

The Mayor  also vowed to address the flooding problem amid complaints of the city's poor drainage system.

Through his Facebook account, he said: "REST ASSURED our people are out in the streets to immediately address these concerns and find permanent solutions thereto thru permanent flood prevention and mitigation infrastructure."

Naga City
Photo grabbed from Mayor John Bongat's Facebook Account
Some towns in Camarines Sur also succumbed to the waters brought by the incessant rains.

Floods were reported in the towns of Nabua, Minalabac, Milaor, and Gainza.

In the town of Caramoan, the frequently flooded barangays of Binanuahan, Tawog, and Terogo, were all under water yesterday. All these areas were monitored by the Caramoan Municipal Police Station led by SPO3 Jose Junie B Parpan.
Caramoan, Camarines Sur
Photo grabbed from Caramoan MPS CSPPO Facebook Account

Meanwhile, Albay, which prides itself as the model for disaster preparedness was not spared.

Flood-prone areas, including parts of the Municipality of Oas, were also under water on the first day of the year. 
Oas, Albay
Photo by Jay Arevalo Ravanal
Also submerged in flood waters were parts of Camarines Norte. 

In the town of Labo of said province, some residents had to be evacuated to safer grounds. 

Labo, Camarines Norte
Photo by Kenneth Oning


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