Water lilies have caused huge floods in the Philippines


21/06/2011

More than half a million people in the southern Philippines hit by flooding that occurred as a result of the fact that water lilies have become an obstacle for the flow of the second-largest, longest river in the country, officials said in ponedelnik.Lilii captivated a segment of the Rio Grande River is 320 kilometers (200 miles), preventing the release of water from the Moro Gulf, located in the south-west of the island of Mindanao, which met after the heavy rains last week, as reported by reputable spetsialisty.Rio Grande is known, is the longest river flowing on mainly the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, and the second largest river in the entire river system of the country. "Unfortunately, flooded the twenty-three municipalities have had a negative impact on the welfare of about 600,000 people," - said the head of the local public welfare Pombal Kader (Pombaen Kader) in its AFP news agency by telephone from the southern city of Kotabato.Uroven water in the river began to rise in the past few days due to heavy rains, and "the river flooded the coast, because the water could not pass through thick water lilies" - also said ona.Kader reported that the water in some places reached the rooftops, forcing authoritative experts to evacuate more than a thousand people. Many other people have refused to leave their homes, despite the fact that their homes were partially submerged in vodu.Otryad people spent a lot of energy to fight, cutting densely overgrown water lilies, which contribute to the accumulation of water from heavy rains and prevent the action of strong currents, as reported by the Telegraph AFP news agency the local military spokesman Kolonel Prudencho Asto (Colonel Prudencio Asto). "We all, there are about 400-500 soldiers, making a lot of efforts in the fight against water lilies. They try to cut long gustorastuschie plants, using a chain saw" - said Asto. He also said that last week the water lilies covered only about 25 hectares (62 acres) of water in the river. "Layer plants reached nearly 10 feet thick in some areas and was so dense that they (the soldiers) were free to walk on them "- said Asto. "We struggle with the plants within the specified time, as heavy rains forecasted meteorological services can complicate the whole situation." Original: Physorg Translation: M. Potter


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