More than 5,000 folks evacuated to safer grounds

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CITY OF MALOLOS– A total of 5,239 residents in different towns and cities were evacuated to safer grounds as preemptive measures against the effect of Signal Number 5 and 4 Super Typhoon Karding in Bulacan on Sunday.  

Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) Head Rowena J. Tiongson said the 5,239 folks from out of 1,571 families including 1,447 children and 231 senior citizens were brought to 117 different evacuation centers in the province.

Governor Daniel R. Fernando immediately responded and distributed family food packs (FFP) and non-food items (NFI) to 176 families temporarily sheltered in Obando Municipal Hall together with Vice Gov. Alexis C. Castro and Obando Mayor Leonardo D. Valeda earlier today.

Fernando and Castro will also distribute similar kits to typhoon victims in San Miguel, Dona Remedios Trinidad, Angat, San Ildefonso, and San Rafael which were also badly hit by Karding.

“Hangga’t hindi humuhupa ang tubig sa kanilang mga lugar ay hindi muna po natin pababalikin ang mga evacuees sa kanilang mga tahanan dahil delikado pa. Pupuntahan po natin sila. Uunahin lamang po natin ang mga lubhang naapektuhan ng pagbaha at sisikapin po natin tulungan ang lahat ng nasalanta,” the governor said.

As of 7 am today, Angat Dam’s elevation is 184.07 mts. which is below the flood season high water level of 210 mts., while Ipo Dam is at 101.07 mts. and Bustos Dam is 16.22 mts. Ipo and Bustos dam had discharged waters after both reached the spilling levels. 

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