Light to moderate rains triggered a landslide in Sitio Itabiak, Barangay New Agutaya, San Vicente late Tuesday afternoon, October 24.
Cruzalde Ablaña, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, told Palawan News that the incident was only reported to them Wednesday morning, Oct. 25.
“It took hours before the responding team reached the area and did road clearing. But now, it’s already passable to all vehicles,” he said.
According to PAGASA, the cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms over Palawan and Mindanao are brought by the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ).
The state-run weather bureau says the ITCZ also brings strong winds, and occasionally heavy rains that may cause flooding and landslides.
According to the Provincial Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2023, the top three towns identified as having flood-prone areas are Taytay, Quezon, and Narra. Meanwhile, Aborlan, Puerto Princesa City and Rizal were identified as areas highly prone to landslides.
Ablaña said they are continuously coordinating with the Municipal DRMM Offices for incident reports.
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