KAWIT, Cavite – Heavy rainfall due to the southwest monsoon or “habagat” enhanced by typhoon Fabian, caused flooding in parts of Cavite on Saturday, forcing authorities to evacuate residents from low-lying areas.
The province’s coastal areas including Kawit, Noveleta, Rosario, Tanza, Naic, Ternate, and some major cities such as Bacoor, Imus, Gen. Trias, and Cavite, experienced gutter to waist-deep floodwater, causing heavy traffic and stranding commuters.
As of the latest data of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Cavite Station, 2,005 people, most of them from Cavite City with 383 individuals, were moved to evacuation centers.
In Kawit, 52 families or 162 residents were evacuated from their places by the PCG.
Some 52 families, or at least 152 individuals, were also placed in temporary shelters in Brgy. San Rafael 3 and Sitio Long Beach in Brgy. San Rafael 4 in Noveleta.
In the adjacent Rosario town, 19 families or 90 individuals were evacuated after nearly all 20 barangays in the said municipality were submerged in floodwaters.
Meanwhile, 70 families or 234 individuals from Bacoor City and 80 families or 190 individuals from Gen. Trias City moved out of their houses.
Another 140 families or 431 individuals evacuated in Tanza; 93 families or 344 individuals in Naic and; 88 families or 234 individuals in Ternate.
State weather bureau PAGASA said that the southwest monsoon is still expected to bring rains to some parts of the country in the coming days.
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