Hundreds of families in Malabon, Navotas evacuatedBy Nathan Melican
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—The city governments of Malabon and Navotas evacuated hundreds of families living near the Tullahan River and Manila Bay as water from the swollen river and high tide on the bay swamped their homes Wednesday morning.
The Navotas City government said it evacuated 210 people from Barangays Tangos, San Roque, Daanghari, San Jose, Sipac, Navotas West and Bangkulasi.
Evacuation efforts continued throughout the morning as the incoming high tide, and overflowing river raised floodwaters above the knee in these areas. The Malabon City government was also evacuating residents living along the banks of the Tullahan River.
Both Navotas and Malabon suspended classes from pre-school to high school on Wednesday morning, while Caloocan announced it was suspending afternoon classes up to the high school level.