Over 13, 000 Individuals Flee Marikina City Due to Flooding Caused by Enhanced Southwest Monsoon
More than 13, 000 individuals or 3, 000 family have evacuated in Marikina city due to the massive flooding caused by the enhanced habagat.
On Saturday morning (July 24, 2021), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that over 3,030 families or 13,006 individuals flee Marikina City due to flood.
The evacuees proceed to 28 evacuation centers after the authorities raised Alarm 2 after the water level in Marikina River reached the 16-meter mark. The water level increased to 16.3 meters as of 8:00 am today.
Marikina Public Information Office reported that Manggahan Floodway have opened all eight gates.
Typhoon Fabian continues to enhance the southwest monsoon, which brings monsoon rains over some parts of the country resulting to flooding. Fabian has already left the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
Meanwhile, over 275 families Calapan City in Manila have evacuated after 20 barangays in the town have been submerged in flood water, according to Mayor Arnan Panaligan.
“Meron tayong 275 families sa ating mga evacuation centers. Equivalent ito sa 871 individuals. Ito ay kakaunti. ‘Yung iba naman kasi sa bahay nila nanatili, ‘yung iba may mga second floors kaya doon na lang sila tumigil sa halip na magpa-evacuate sa mga evacuation centers,” Panaligan said.
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