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180 families remain in evacuation centers in Metro Manila

(photo credit: DZRH Boy Gonzales)
(photo credit: DZRH Boy Gonzales)

More than 180 families from Metro Manila were forced to leave their homes and stay in evacuation centers amid the continuous rains brought by typhoon Gorio and the Southwest monsoon.

Based on the latest tally of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, there are 183 families or 664 individuals from Valenzuela and Malabon Cities that are spread out in eight evacuation centers.

These residents come from seven barangays in Valenzuela and a barangay in Malabon.

Out of the 183 affected families from Metro Manila, 175 of them come from Valenzuela, and eight from Malabon.

Six barangays in Balagtas and Marilao, Bulacan and 60 barangays in Metro Manila are in deep water due to heavy downpour.

According to Mina Marasigan, spokesman of the NDRRMC, the agency remains on blue alert as it continues to monitor the said typhoon, and will immediately alert the public for any flood advisories.

Meanwhile, as long as the country is experiencing the wrath of typhoon Gorio, the Philippine National Police’s Critical Incident Management Committee, in coordination with the NDRRMC, will remain on alert.

The PNP-CIMC is being headed by Police Deputy Dir. Gen. Fernando H. Mendez and Chief Supt. Noel Constantino, director for Police Community Relations; while Northern Luzon also has the same committee to monitor the situation in the region.

PNP-CIMC’s main target is to head the deployment of police personnel and to facilitate in the search and rescue operations if and when needed.

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