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Capitol warns of floods

Negrenses living near water courses are strongly advised to take the necessary precautions and be alert for possible flashfloods by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council through its action officer Col. Nicolas Noble. The warning followed PAGASA's advisory of strong to gale force wind that is expected to affect the seabords of Visayas this week.

The following watercourses identified to be likely affected are: Tanjay; Candugay, Siaton; Cauitan, Sipocong, Bayawan City; and Pagatban and Tyaban Rivers in the province, the PDRRMC said.

Noble advised people living near those rivers and those as along mountain slopes and in low-lying areas, to be on the alert for possible flashfloods.

PAGASA's latest weather advisory indicates “mostly cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms with  wind force of 56-68 kph” to blow through Central Visayas.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are likwise advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted for big waves.

As a precautionary measure, Noble said, the council,  has already started trimming off tree branches in the city that may pose a risk to human lives.*RG


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