Saturday, June 23, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Olongapo declares state of calamity

/ 05:25 PM September 23, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – The city of Olongapo was placed under a state of calamity Monday due to floods triggered by incessant rains since Sunday evening.

“We are experiencing the highest flooding in the history of Olongapo. The city council declared a state of calamity through phone. Unanimous decision,” Councilor Winnie Ortiz posted on her Facebook account.

In a report by a community news site Subic Times, it said that Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino had asked the help of the US Navy personnel currently stationed in Subic to help in the relief and rescue operation in the city.

ADVERTISEMENT

It reported that low-lying villages and some parts of the city experienced floods up to six feet deep.

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Calamities, floods, Monsoon, News, Olongapo, Regions
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
lifestyle

Chasing fathers on Father’s Day

June 24, 2018 05:15 AM

lifestyle

Evangeline Lilly is the Wasp

June 24, 2018 05:13 AM

newsinfo

This Week’s Festivals: June 24-30, 2018

June 24, 2018 05:12 AM

opinion

Let her stay

June 24, 2018 05:12 AM

lifestyle

Paul Raud is Ant-Man

June 24, 2018 05:11 AM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.