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PDDRMC closely monitors the effects of Typhoon Falcon in Bulacan
Friday, 24 June 2011
CITY OF MALOLOS- As typhoon Falcon continue to move outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, which resulted to continuous pouring of heavy rains, the Provincial Risk Reduction and Council Management (PDDRMC) as instructed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, keenly monitors the effects and present situation of the province.

Based on the reports of PDRRMC, eight barangays from the City of Meycauayan, seven from Marilao and a barangay in Calumpit are flooded due to high tide and continuous downpour. Also Bocaue, Balagtas, Marilao, Bulacan, Obando and City of Meycauayan are advised to be alert due to the rising water level of Sta. Maria River.

Moreover, earlier this morning, the authorities declared the suspension of classes in all levels, both in public and private schools in the province for the safety of the students.

According to Joram Visto, Radio Operator of Marilao, the whole house of Rodolfo Marcos, a resident living near a river in Bgy. Prenza II was totally swept away by the raging water. Marcos and other nine members of his family are staying at their barangay hall.

Meanwhile, eight families from Brgy. Pritil, Guiguinto who were affected by the flash floods received relief goods from their barangay council, but are not advised to evacuate yet.

Currently, the water level of Angat Dam is closely being monitored after it elevated to 197.51 meters though still far from its 212 meters spilling level.

Ipo Dam reached its 100.82 meters spillling level and had released 50 cubic meters per second of water this 11 o’ clock in the morning. Realeasing of water will continue until the elevation of the said dam reaches its normal operation level.

PDRRMC also monitors the coastal areas due to high tide and heavy monsoon rains whereas of 3:25 pm, the tide level is 0.7 meters.

Moreover, residents from Norzagaray to Hagonoy are advised to be cautious and to stay alert for possible flashfloods due to Ipo Dam’s water release.

The Provincial Government of Bulacan also readied relief goods to be distributed for typhoon victims in the province.

Tropical storm Falcon continues to move 370 km east northeast of Tuguegarao City (18.8°N, 125.3°E).###

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