Several landslides recorded in Olongapo City during heavy rains

Landslides were recorded in some barangays in Olongapo City during the heavy rains on Wednesday.

Since Tuesday, officials of Barangay Kalaklan in Olongapo City have notified residents of Purok 3 Upper to evacuate due to landslides recorded in the area that could pose a danger to residents.

The evacuees were taken to Sergia Soriano Integrated School 1, while it was not yet certain that they were safe from danger.

Parts of the side of the road on the Old Cabalan Highway also collapsed due to the incessant downpour since the weekend.

The damaged part has been cordoned off, and sandbags have been installed to prevent the accident.

Meanwhile, the temporary bypass bridge in Barangay San Pablo in Castillejos town in Zambales was damaged due to heavy rain.

The rescue team of the town of Castillejos had to take some residents on a boat to cross the raging river.

The Engineering Team also responded immediately to make way because the Lanipan Bridge is currently under construction.

Meanwhile, about 15 individuals, mostly children and the elderly, were rescued by rescuers in Pilar town, Bataan, Wednesday morning.

Several landslides recorded in Olongapo City during heavy rains

According to FO1 Josephine Iglesia of Pilar Fire Station, they were stranded at a sitio in Brgy. Poblacion of Pilar.

According to the municipal disaster risk reduction and management office of Pilar, due to the heavy rains brought by Typhoon Fabian, which was intensified by the southwest wind, the water level rose in areas, particularly in the houses along the river.

The rescued were temporarily evacuated to the multi-purpose hall of Poblacion.

Meanwhile, Typhoon Fabian maintains its strength as it moves west-southwestward over the Sea of SouthEast of Miyako Islands.

The center of the eye of Typhoon “FABIAN” was estimated based on all available data at 530 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes.

Fabian will move generally westward or west southwestward today (22 July), then generally north northwestward for the remainder of the forecast period. On the forecast track, the typhoon will pass close or make landfall in the vicinity of Miyako, Yaeyama, and Senkaku Islands in the southern Ryukyu Archipelago tomorrow (23 July).

Fabian is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow evening or Saturday (24 July) morning.

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