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NDRRMC: Deep floods in La Union, impassable roads in northern Luzon


Eleven barangays in La Union are experiencing floods as deep as roof-level while roads in Region I and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) have been closed or declared impassable, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) recorded in a situational report issued Wednesday afternoon.
 
In San Fernando, La Union the following barangays Cabaroan, Biday, and Tanqui have been recorded as having knee-deep floods, while floods in barangay Dalangayan West have reached roof level.
 
In Bacnotan, La Union, floods in barangay Nagsimbaanan have reached chest level, while waters in barangay Raois have risen to knee level. Along Luna-Bangar road in barangay Rimos 3, 4, and 5, waters have been recorded as neck-deep.
 
Meanwhile, floods in barangays Baccuit Norte, Paringao, Central West, and Quinavite in Bauang, La Union have subsided.
 
NDRRMC reported that affected families in these areas were evacuated, though most roads were rendered impassable.
 
In addition, San Fernando-Baguilin road in Region I has been declared by the NDRRMC as not passable to all types of vehicles, while barangay Wenceslao, Caba, in La Union was damaged by a landslide.
 
In CAR, the Umpugong Section of Kabayan-Buguias-Abatan Road in Benguet has been closed, while Halsema highway along La Trinidad suffers an eroded shoulder and is only open on one lane for light vehicles.
 
The NDRRMC has also reported two casualties—both of whom have died in separate drowning incidents. — ELR, GMA News
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