Flood hits the Bacolod City.
BACOLOD CITY – The City of Smiles, Bacolod City, suffered waist-high flood due to heavy downpour brought by the southwest monsoon.
In a 10:43 pm weather update posted by the PAG-ASA on Facebook, the weather bureau lifted the yellow level warning in the nearby areas of Negros Oriental and Occidental Mindoro.
A rainfall warning has been aborted on Saturday morning, September 23 but was announced in a separate advisory that a Low Pressure Area over Quezon Province enhances the monsoon causing rain in Visayas’ western sections.
According to reports from the Facebook page of the Bombo Radyo Bacolod, Mayor Evelio Leonardia, patriarch of the city of smiles announced that the heavy rain caused floods.
Waist-high floods have also been experienced at Barangays 39, 40, Mandalagan, Singcang-Airport, and Taculing and the water level in Barangay Pahanocoy and in Alijis have reportedly increased.
Hundreds of residents from the Brgy. Taculing went also to evacuation centers and the chairman Alexander Diamante assured that they are prepared.
A breaking news has also been published to where Mayor Leonardia declared a forced evacuation along the following places: Singcang Airport, Banago, and Taculing.
It is due to still heavy rainfall and the high tide that may cause further flooding but was then withdrawn.
The floods also cause numerous people, vehicles, and commuters to get stranded on their way home.
As of 11 pm last night, September 22, here is the list of the flooded areas in Bacolod City:
• Brgy. 27
• Brgy. 28 Gonzaga
• Singcang Airport
• Brgy. 35
• Brgy. 40
• Brgy. 41
• Behind Sugarland Hotel, Brgy. Singcang
• Purok Maninihon ,Brgy. Pahanocoy
• Magsaysay (in front of SRA)
• Araneta St. (In front of Gaisano City)
• Purok Progreso
• Brgy. Singcang
• Brgy. 39
• Brgy. Taculing
• Bangga Metal, Circumferential Road.
• Purok Bagongbuhay, Brgy Pahanocoy
• Purok Pagla-um Village, Brgy. Mansilingan
• Purok Kasanag, Brgy Mandalagan
• Brgy. Tangub
• Lacson St. from Robinson’s Place to Mandalagan St.
• Purok Sambag, Brgy.Mandalagan
• Purok Mars, Brgy. Singcang
• Prk. Sambac, Mandalagan
• Medalla, Brgy. Pahanocoy
• Blk. 17, Bangga Roselawn , Brgy Bata
• Burgos Circumferential Road
• 25th street, Lacson Street
• Brgy. 2
• Brgy 14
• GardenVille (LCC)
• Purok Maninihon, Brgy Pahanocoy
• Purok Tonggoy, Brgy Mandalagan
• Brgy. Masanag
• Purok Magbinuligay, Brgy. Bata
• Araneta St., Bangga Tomarro, Brgy Sum-ag
• J.R. Torres (Going Las Palmas)
• Villa Mercedes, Brgy. Singcang
Nevertheless, the waters in the city already drained and the local disaster risk reduction and management councils are advised by the state weather to continuously monitor weather conditions of their area.
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