ILOILO CITY—Heavy torrents of rain brought by typhoon Quinta caused landslides, and flooded several areas in Panay Island, according to the Western Visayas regional office of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD-6) on Monday.

Flood PassiCity - ‘Quinta’ causes landslides, floods in Panay Island
Flood hits Dalicanan village in Passi City, Iloilo province due to heavy rainfall from Typhoon Quinta. (Aser Alaro / MANILA BULLETIN)

OCD-6 received reports that there was a landslide in Kabulihan village of Malay town, Aklan province.

“They’re conducting clearing operations in the area,” said Aleth Nogra, chief of OCD-6’s disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) division.

Nogra told Manila Bulletin that the area was prone to landslide during stormy weather.

The Iloilo Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) also received reports of a landslide in a mountainous village of Leon town.

The local government of Passi City in Iloilo province also reported flooding in several villages.

Nogra added there was reported flooding in several areas of Aklan, Antique , Capiz and Iloilo provinces, but OCD-6 still has to gather all the data from these places.

“We are still waiting for the reports to come in from the local governments,” Nogra added.

Meanwhile, OCD-6 reported that sea travel in major ports of Panay Island have been cancelled due to Quinta.

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