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300 QC families affected by flashfloods due to heavy rains

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InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA, Philippines - About 300 families were affected by flashfloods that hit Peacock Street in East Fairview, Barangay Commonwealth, Quezon City Sunday night due to sudden heavy rains from a thunderstorm.

A report from the Office of Civil Defense in Metro Manila said the flashfloods occurred 8:25 p.m. Sunday and as of 9 p.m., 100 persons have been evacuated by rescue teams from the Bureau of Fire Protection.

Rubilyn Abagao, a resident of Peacock Street and employee of Barangay Commonwealth, said floodwaters came suddenly Sunday night and about 300 families were affected.

The number of evacuees could increase as flooding has yet to subside, she said.

The OCD-NCR said a problem with the drainage has led to severe flooding in the area, reaching several feet high and was described as "lagpas tao" (taller than a regular person) as of Sunday.

Declogging operations are expected to continue Monday.

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