Over 90% of Marikina Flood Victims Have Returned to Their Respective Houses, Mayor Marcelino Teodoro Says
Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said that around 90 percent of flood victims in Marikina City have returned to their respective homes.
However, 1,050 families are still staying at the evacuation centers. Five evacuees who underwent swab tests have tested positive for the coronavirus disease, according to the some reports.
The local officials of Marikina City continued to conduct clearing operations in the town to clear the major and secondary roads from obstacles and debris. Around 980,000 cubic meters of debris have been left by Typhoon Ulysses.
“What we’re doing now, it’s really imperative for us to clear the debris of the typhoon. Many of our roads are clogged with debris, the debris that we’re collecting is equivalent to one and a half years of garbage to be collected in the city,” Teodoro said.
Teodoro said that Typhoon Ulysses and the severe flooding have destroyed over 500 houses based on the assessment of the local government unit.
A few weeks ago, Typhoon Ulysses causes severe devastation after lashing some parts of Luzon with violent winds and heavy rainfall. The tropical cyclone also caused severe flooding in different areas including Marikina City, Cagayan and Isabela.
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