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Newly elected Bulacan gov oversees flood situations in the province
By: PPAO
Monday, 01 July 2019
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ON TOP OF THE SITUATION. Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando monitors the flood situations in the province at the Communication, Control and Command Center (C4) inside the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, City of Malolos, Bulacan earlier this afternoon while Felicisima Mungcal, PDRRMO head, discusses the affected areas in the province due to heavy rains brought about by Tropical Depression ‘Egay’. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando was clearly on top of the situation as he closely monitored the flood situations in the province earlier this afternoon at the Communication, Control and Command Center (C4) inside the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office brought about by the heavy rainfall due to Tropical Depression ‘Egay’.
Based on Situation Report No. 2 as of 12 noon, the towns of Calumpit, Hagonoy, Obando, Marilao and Balagtas and the City of Meycauayan are affected with flood ranging from 0.50 inches to 1.5 ft.

As an immediate response, Bulacan PDRRMC headed by Fernando activated ‘Operation Listo’ or the program consisting of disaster preparedness manuals and procedures that need to be done by the local chief executives before, during and after the occurrence of disasters and calamities in their respective areas or communities.

Aside from that, the Provincial Government of Bulacan also dispatched army trucks to offer free rides and assistance to all stranded commuters in Marilao town due to severe flood condition in McArthur Highway, which is currently not passable to light vehicles as of 12 noon today.

Based on the received thunderstorm advisories from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Bulacan will be experiencing light to moderate rains and updates are being sent through text messages and group chats to all City/Municipal DRRMOs, member agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other partners regarding the PAGASA Weather Bulletin and updates on Angat, Ipo and Bustos Dam.

With a Yellow Warning Level, the PDRRMC made sure that the dams and rivers in the province are monitored for possible flooding.
Regular reading and receiving of observation from gauges and water level stations located in different areas in the province are also being conducted in coordination with the Cities/Municipalities, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Rescue Teams and other concerned agencies.

As of this afternoon, the eye of Typhoon ‘Egay’ is estimated at 195 km East-Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan or 205 km East of Calayan, Cagayan, 123.4°E with maximum winds up to 45km/h near the centre and gustiness of up to 60km/h and with an almost stationary movement, the typhoon is expected to move 60 km West of Basco, Batanes or 20.4°N, 121.4°E.

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