Last Thursday (March 17, 2011) big news in the radio and a TV that Southern Leyte hit a massive flooding and pockets of landslides that battered the province and at least eight (8) people died while thousands of residents were forced to leave their homes.
According to the news Wednesday (March 16, 2011) night almost the entire Tacloban City was submerged due to heavy rains.
Pepz Pabilona the director of the Office of Civil Defense in Region 8 (OCD-8), or Eastern Visayas said “Practically the entire barangays of Tacloban City are under water, 100 plus barangays are experiencing flooding. The deepest floodwaters were reported in northern barangays, the report we received is that the floodwater is neck-deep”.
Right now, and affected peoples are staying in evacuation centers and still no figure or number of evacuees per town in the affected provinces.