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Due to floods, Marikina city monitors three areas of concerns, cancels classes for Monday

Photo by DZRH Val Gonzales

The Marikina City government is monitoring three areas of concern in the city due to the floods and the continuous rains caused by the southwest monsoon.

City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Dave David identified the said areas as barangays Malanday, Tumana, and Nangka, with the water level in Malanday, the lowest area in the city, having already reached the second floor of buildings.

Other than the said areas, there have also been floods in the Industrial Valley Complex, Sto. Nino, and Concepcion Uno.

Meanwhile, as of 6:00AM, from more than 20,000 evacuees, only 17,673 individuals are still staying in evacuation centers in Marikina, as the city continues to experience heavy to moderate rains.

David also reminded residents in flooded areas to stay in their homes and to contact the 161 rescue hotline of the Marikina City government for immediate assistance.

Due to the inclement weather, Marikina city government has also cancelled classes on Monday, August 13, for all levels in both public and private schools, while, as of 10:00AM, the water level in Marikina river is at 16.8 meters but is slowly decreasing.

 

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