Flash flood hits Lanao del Norte due to heavy rains

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Houses and schools in Barangay Bauyan, town of Sultan Naga Dimaporo were submerged by overflowing flood water from rivers.

Lanao del Norte (CNN Philippines, July 16) — Relentless rains have led to severe flooding in at least five towns in Lanao del Norte in Northern Mindanao.

Authorities are helping citizens evacuate from the flood-prone towns of Kapatagan, Lala, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Sapad and Tubod.

A landslide was also reported in Barangay Concepcion, Kapatagan, according to  the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Classes in all levels were suspended in the towns of Kapatagan, Lala, Sapad, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Salvador, Nunungan, Baroy, and Tubod.

READ: Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for July 16.

Mindanao-based journalist Marlon Pañares contributed to this story.