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Residents of flooded Marilao, Bulacan seek help in evacuation

/ 07:15 PM July 17, 2018

PHOTO Courtesy of Marilao MDRRMO

Residents of Barangay Poblacion II of Marilao, Bulacan have sought help in evacuating as flood waters are slowly creeping toward their houses.

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Residents of the barangay posted on social media photos showing San Miguel Street, where the St. Michael Church and the old municipal hall are located, deep in flood waters.

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Netizen Ina Villarica wrote, “Kailangan ng help ng town namin. May subdivision sa Poblacion II na laging baha because of high tide, so yung cause ng baha ngayon saamin is yung high tide and nag overflow na yung (Marilao) river.”

“Doon sa ibang part ng Marilao nakapasok na ang baha sa bahay. Third day na ng baha ito,” she added.

Marilao’s rescue team said they have done rescue operations since Tuesday morning but some residents opted to stay in their homes as floodwaters appeared to recede earlier.

“May mga na-rescue po tayo sa unang batch, ang dala po nila rescue trucks, bale yong dito po sa loob, umiikot po ‘yong mga tiga Barangay Poblacion, bangka po (ang gamit),” Marilao Rescue Responder Jeffrey Adriano said in an interview.

“Kasi po kanina may pinuntahan din po kami dyan sa Poblacion, kinausap po namin pababa naman na ‘yong tubig dito. Sabi po nila, tatawag na lang po ulit sila kapag tumaas pa ho ‘yong tubig,” he added.  /vvp

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