Marikina Residents Evacuate Due to Flooding After River Overflows
Marikina residents suffered flooding after the Marikina River overflowed due to non-stop rains and some of them evacuated.
On Thursday (January 21, 2021), Marikina River overflowed due to incessant rains and even placed under alert level 2 after the water level reaches 16.2 meters around 4:30 am. The first alarm has been raised as of 1:15 am.
A lot of residents living in low-lying areas including Barangays: Malanday, Tumana, Nangka, Sto. Niño, Sta. Elena, and Jesus Dela Peña have evacuated after floodwaters affect their homes and to ensure their safety.
Most residents immediately evacuated and left their homes as soon as the water level rises. Most of them have trauma after experiencing a massive flooding last year, which destroyed numerous houses and properties.
Some vehicles parked beside Marikina River have been submerged in floodwaters after the river overflowed.
As of Thursday afternoon, the floodwaters start to subside and some residents have returned to their homes. Some roads are already passable for light vehicles and the rescue team continue to roam around the area.
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