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2 Bataan villages hit by floods

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HERMOSA, Bataan — Two low-lying villages here were flooded Monday after intermittent moderate to heavy rains hit the province.

Barangays Daungan and Almacen were with flood waters from knee-deep to waist-deep that residents said started inundating their community at 1 a.m.

Motorized bancas were the only means of transportation from getting out and back to Almacen where water from its big river overflowed and swamped the barangay road and the residential houses.

“Ganito palagi ang buhay namin kapag ganitong panahon,” a group of men said.

For years now at every rainy season, Daungan and Almacen have been affected by heavy flooding not only once but many times especially during the onslaught of the southwest monsoon.

Old residents said the two villages are catch basins.

Due to bad weather, town officials suspended afternoon classes in all levels, both public and private, in the towns of Hermosa, Dinalupihan, Samal and Orani.

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