Several roads in Bataan and Pampanga were flooded on Wednesday due to heavy rains.
In Barangay Sta. Maria in Macabebe, Pampanga, residents could do nothing but move forward in the flood.
It has been four days since the water in their area was caused by the rain brought by Typhoon Fabian which was made worse by the southwest wind. Due to the high tide, the water rises daily in the area.
Parts of Balanga City, Bataan were also flooded due to heavy rains since Tuesday night. Therefore, light vehicles in the northbound and southbound are temporarily unable to pass due to water over 1 foot.
Meanwhile, the water level is slightly rising in some parts of Mariveles, Bataan.
On Wednesday morning, authorities notified residents living by the sea to evacuate due to strong waves.
According to PAGASA, the rain in Central Luzon is expected to last until the weekend.
Parts of Bataan and Pampanga flooded due to heavy rains
“Asahan po natin ‘yan. Ito po ay dulot ng habagat na pinalakas ng 2 bagyo. ‘Yung isang bagyo si Fabian at ‘yung isa naman ‘yung dating low-pressure na naging Bagyong Cempaka,” said Manuel Esguerra Jr., chief meteorologist of PAGASA-Clark.
Most of the rain will be experienced in Metro Manila and Southern Luzon with orange rainfall warning. The province of Pampanga is on a yellow rainfall warning. That is heavy rain for 1 hour and the next 2 hours.
According to Pagasa’s 5 pm severe weather bulletin, Typhoon Fabian maintains strength as it continues to move westward.
Fabian will track generally westward until Friday (23 July) early morning, west northwestward by Friday afternoon, then will begin to turn northwestward by Saturday (24 July) morning.
On the forecast track, “FABIAN” will pass close or make landfall in the vicinity of Yaeyama, Miyako, and Senkaku Islands of the Ryukyu Archipelago on Friday before exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning.
Outside the PAR, “FABIAN” is forecast to move over the sea north of Taiwan by Saturday and will make landfall in the vicinity of southeastern mainland China by Sunday (25 July).