Marikina Residents Seek Help as Flood Water Rises Covering Their Homes
Marikina residents are now seeking help as the flood water rises due to the heavy rainfall brought by Typhoon Ulysses.
On Thursday (November 12, 2020), Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro reported that the water level at Marikina River rises to 20.7 meters. The rising floodwaters in the city causes a heavy traffic congestion along A. Bonifacio Avenue.
Teodoro said that Marikina River peaked at 21.5 meters during the devastation of Typhoon Ondoy in 2009. He also explained that several years have passenger the water level in the river had reached third alarm.
“Parang naaalala natin, ang karanasan natin ay katulad ng Ondoy. Dinalaw din tayo ng Ondoy, ganitong oras, disoras ng gabi at nabigla ang lahat, Itong mga nakaraang taon, hindi na tayo inaabot ng third alarm. Hanggang first alarm lang tayo. Kumbaga, prepared lang tayo. Pinaghahanda lang tayo,” Teodoro said.
The residents of Kasiglahan Village in Montalban, Rizal are now seeking help after floodwaters covered their homes. Around 30 people have been stranded at the roof due to the rise of floodwaters in Montalban.
“Nandito na po kami sa bubong. Sa ngayon tumataas na po ang baha. Marami po kami dito kasama ang asawa at dalawang bata, nasa 2nd floor kami, inabot na po kami…’Yung mga bahay hindi na po makita,” Kasiglahan resident Rico Ochondia said.
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