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Bulacan, on alert for typhoon Pedring
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
CITY OF MALOLOS- Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado mobilized all rescue teams and alerted all local government units around the province as PAGASA announced public storm warning signal no. 2 in Bulacan after typhoon Pedring made its landfall over the boundary of Aurora and Isabela at 5 o’clock this morning.

“We have situated the 56th IB of the Philippine Army in Bocaue, BARG in Baliuag, BIRA in San Jose and Tumana, Baliuag, and deployed teams along low lying areas in the coastal towns of Obando, Calumpit, Hagonoy and Malolos City. We also have stand-by rescue teams and vehicles here at the Operation Center in case we need to deploy them for emergencies,” said Alvarado.

Alvarado, who is also personally monitoring the situation at the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), reported that there are 249 families evacuated in the towns of Obando, Baliuag, San Miguel and Bustos due to flooding, heavy rains and strong winds.

He also alerted the mayors particularly those in towns where waters from Ipo dam and Bustos dam flows to evacuate residents living along the banks of Angat River as dam officials began releasing waters from the said dams since Monday night.

As of 11 o’ clock today, PDRRMO reported that the water level in Angat dam is 208.35 meters, with its spilling level of 210 meters, while the water level at Ipo dam is 100.68 meters nearing its spilling level of 101 meters.

Ipo dam has already released 700 cms (cubic meters per second) of water which flows down to the Bustos dam, whose spill gates have been opened since 8:00 am today.

PDRRMO also monitors Sta. Maria River which flows from San Jose del Monte City towards the towns of Sta. Maria, Marilao and Bocaue.

As per water volume, Typhoon “Pedring” only carries 25%-30% of Ondoy’s rainfall reading. ###

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