- Written by Arlie O. Calalo
- Thursday, 02 August 2012
The massive evacuation of affected families was immediately ordered, especially in Navotas and Malabon areas after the Tullahan River overflowed due to the strong rainfall early yesterday morning which was worsened by high tide that reached its peak at 2.2 meters around 9 a.m. yesterday.
Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco in a text message to Tribune said nearly 600 families were evacuated to several schools and covered courts converted into their temporary shelters after their houses were inundated by floodwaters.
He added the damaged pumping stations and collapsing dikes largely contributed to the flooding in almost half of the entire barangays in the coastal city..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune