CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) on Monday (Aug. 13) morning reported that 70 barangays in seven municipalities and a city here in this province were flooded due to heavy rains brought by the south-west monsoon rains that were enhanced by typhoon Karding
In a report by PRRDMC executive officer, Liz Mungcal said as of 6 a.m. Monday, ten villages in Meycauayan City including Bgys. Bancal, Banga, Bayugo, Longos, Calvario, Hulo, Longos, Saluysoy, Gasak, and Zamora were under 1 to 2 feet of floodwater due to high-tide and continuous rainfall.
In Marilao, 4 villages such as Poblacion 1, Poblacion 2, Nagbalon, Ibayo, were under 1.5 to 2.5 feet.
“In the coastal area of the town of Hagonoy, affected barangays were Abulalas, Mercado, Palapat, Sagrada Familia, San Agustin, San Isidro, San Jose, San Juan, San Miguel, San Nicolas, San Pablo, San Pascual, San Pedro, San Roque, San Sebastian, Santa Cruz, Santa Elena, Santa Monica, Poblacion, Santo Rosario, and Tampok were also hit by 2-3 feet,” Mungcal added.
Flood was also recorded in 6 barangays of Baliwag, 3 in Balagtas, 8 in Bocaue, and 4 in Guiguinto.
Meanwhile, 14 barangays in Calumpit were submerged by flood water under one to two feet deep water as of Sunday afternoon.
The affected barangays were Sapang Bayan, Meysulao, San Miguel, Gatbuca, Frances, Calizon Northville 9 Iba Este, Gugo, San Jose, Sta. Lucia, Bulusan, Pio Cruzcosa, Palimbang, and Poblacion.
“1,059 families or 2,557 persons were temporarily evacuated in 17 evacution centers in 8 municipalities and 1 city,” Mungcal said.
Also, 19 towns and three cities have declared no classes at all levels due to heavy downpour and deep flood water.
As of Monday morning about 6 a.m., the PDRRMO of Bulacan reported that Ipo Dam has released a total of 61.90 cubic meters per second of water from Radial Gate 1 and 70.50 cubic meters per second of water from Radial Gate B at about 6:30 am.
On the other hand, Bustos Dam has been releasing water from its spill gates on Monday about 5 a.m. a total of 221 cubic meters per second of water from South Sluice Gates 1 and 2; and North Sluice Gate 1.
As of Monday morning, Lias – Ibayo Road in Marilao passable to all kinds of vehicle while detour road in Bustos is still temporary close. Calumpit to Hagonoy provincial road not passable to light vehicle, Calumpang to Panginay provincial road going to Bulakan town not passable to a light vehicle.
Mungcal also said that Meycauayan City is now under the state of Calamity. (RONDA Balita ONline News)