CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- As the heavy downpours caused by Tropical Depressions “Henry” and “Inday” continue to hit Region 3, the entire Central Luzon Police Office have been relentless in its rescue operations on flood-stricken municipalities of the different provinces region wide.
Rescue operations started yesterday as floodwaters began to rise-up raging from waist deep to 5 feet high in the provinces of Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga and Zambales.
Amid the strong water current, PNP Search and Rescue personnel equipped with rubber boats were able to rescue a total of 377 families stranded from their inundated homes. Residents staying from their rooftops who recently refused to leave their personal belongings due to fear of burglars were persuaded to evacuate to a safer place.
“I have directed all our SAR Team to conduct rescue and even search operations for stranded families particularly on still-inaccessible areas. I have also given orders to our personnel to keep an eye on criminal elements especially looters and profiteers who may take advantage of the situation,” PRO3 Regional Director PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS said.
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