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50 Bulacan villages submerged in flood water

/ 07:13 PM July 01, 2019

CITY OF MALOLOS—More than 50 villages in Bulacan province were submerged in flood water caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression “Egay.”

Felicisima Mungcal, head of the Bulacan provincial disaster risk reduction management office, said Army trucks had been sent to Marilao town to fetch stranded commuters after some areas have been rendered impassable to light vehicles because of the flood.

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The island villages in Pamarawan and Namayan and other villages in the City of Malolos were in nearly a meter of flood water.

Officials in 14 towns and cities in Bulacan suspended classes in their areas.

Water level at the Angat Dam reservoir continued to rise because of the rains since weekend. On Monday (July 1) it was 159.91 meters above sea level (masl) compared to 159.04 masl as of 2 p.m. on Sunday (June 30). CARMELA REYES-ESTROPE (Editor: Tony Bergonia)

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