Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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Some houses near the Himogaan River are almost submerged in the rampaging waters.*

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Thousands evacuate
as flooding hits north

One killed in landslide, houses destroyed

Continuous heavy rains brought on floods in northern Negros Occidental yesterday that caused thousands of residents to evacuate, destroyed houses, stalled traffic for hours and triggered landslides that caused one death.

Among the worst-hit areas was Sagay City where more than 1,000 families from six barangays evacuated when the Himogaan River overflowed, Mayor Rafael Cueva said.

Flooding in Barangay Paraiso affected 864 families, Fabrica – 424, Poblacion 2 – 46, Rafaela Barrera – 1 for a total of 1,355 families, City Social Welfare Development Officer, Concepcion Javellana, said.moremoremore

Waters rise  in
Bacolod as rain pours

Water rose to waist level in some areas in Bacolod City following the continuous downpour of rain brought about by a tropical depression and led to the evacuation of six families in Purok Golda, Brgy. Estefania.

Sally Abelarde, City Social Services and Development head, yesterday said the six families have evacuated to the Brgy. Estefania barangay hall and were provided assistance.

Their children were brought to neighboring residences located in higher level areas, DSSD Social Officer 4/Field Operations Chief Felilia Caras and Social Welfare Officer II, Elizabeth Caumban, said.moremoremore

50-year-old dies
trying to save niece

A 50-year-old woman trying to save her niece who was being attacked by a relative Sunday in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, died of stab wounds, police said.

Socorro Jolero sustained multiple stab wounds, while her niece, Janine Tupaz, survived despite incurring 24 stab wounds herself, investigations of the Himamaylan police showed.

PO3 John Derrick Capunong, Himamaylan police investigator, said the suspect, identified as Noreen Belo, 26, managed to escape.moremoremore

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