Orani, Bataan — The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office here reported Tuesday that heavy rainfall triggered by tropical storm Josie and the southwest monsoon affected 39,738 families consisting of 173,376 persons.
The affected families came from the towns of Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Abucay, Orion, Bagac and Morong. A total of 1,851 families or 4,881 individuals were evacuated during the height of the rains Sunday.
Still awaited are reports from Limay, Mariveles, Pilar and Balanga City.
Landslides, fallen trees and flooding partially damaged 187 houses and totally destroyed 27 others, PDRRMO chief Josefi na Timoteo said.
Totally damaged by flooding were 18 houses in Hermosa, five in Orion and four in Morong.
Per report from the Provincial Engineering Office, damage to infrastructures like public schools, water systems, flood control and bridges was placed at P81 million.
Damages to agriculture reached P14.1 million, and fisheries at P0.5 million.
In relief operations, distributed either by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office or the local government units were 13,894 packs of assorted goods in Hermosa, 730 packs in Bagac, 167 in Balanga City and 830 in Morong, Jose Mari Garcia of the Philippine Information Agency said.
Still flooded as of 12 noon of Tuesday per report of PDRRMO were barangays Almacen at three feet and Pulo at one foot in Hermosa; Wakas in Orion at eight inches and Mabini Extension, San Ramon and Sta. Isabel in Dinalupihan, all with four to five inches deep.