Western Visayas dwellers warned of massive flood, landslides due to Mawar’s remnant rains

ILOILO CITY – Forecasters have warned residents of Western Visayas region to remain on alert as light to heavy rains and isolated thunderstorms that could trigger massive flooding and landslides are still possible even as typhoon “Betty” (international name “Mawar”) is about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC)-6 released an advisory through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-6 on Wednesday evening, May 31, for possible flooding in identified areas of five provinces.

Red alert warning has been raised in Aklan and Antique provinces.

In Aklan province, risky areas are near the river systems of Aklan, Jalo, and Ibajay.

Authorities likewise cited the Antique’s river systems of Cagaranan, Cairauan, Dalanas, Ipayo, Palawan, Sibalom, and Tibiao where dwellers near these rivers have to take extra precaution because of possible flooding spawned by intermittent rains.

Guimaras and Iloilo provinces are also under orange warning.

Flood risk areas of Iloilo are along the river systems of Akalaygan, Barotac, Guimbal, Jagdong, Jalano, Jalaud, Jalaur, Jaro-Aganan, Lamunan, Pinantan, and Sibalom.

Capiz and northern Negros Occidental provinces are under yellow warning.

Residents near mountainous areas were also warned of possible landslides.