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At least 300 people evacuate as Marikina River causes flooding

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 05:37 PM July 17, 2018
Marikina River water level

The Marikina City government raised a second alarm as the Marikina River reached a level of 16.0 meters by 4:14 p.m. (Photo from the Facebook page of Marikina Public Information Office)

As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 300 people have already been evacuated in Marikina as flooding continues to pose a threat to residents of the city.

According to the Joint Quick Response Team (JQRT) of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), a total of 55 families or 308 individuals were affected by flooding caused by rise of the Marikina River.

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As of 3:18 p.m., Bulelak Gym has become the temporary shelter for 50 families, or 275 individuals.

About four families, or 30 individuals, also sought shelter at the Malanday Elementary School, while a family of three moved to the Concepcion Integrated School.

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The JQRT also monitored flooded areas in the area of Narra and Sitaw streets in Barangay Malanday, where flooding had risen to 2 feet.

The Marikina City government raised a second alarm as the Marikina River reached a level of 16.0 meters.

Forced evacuation will only be declared once the third alarm is raised and the water level reaches 18.0 meters. /atm

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