By Minka Klaudia Tiangco
Residents of low-lying areas in Valenzuela City were evacuated as a preemptive measure in anticipation of the heavy rains and strong winds brought by typhoon “Tisoy” on Tuesday.
The Valenzuela City government asked those residing along A. Fernando Street at Marulas, Valenzuela to evacuate to the Valenzuela National High School beginning 8:45 a.m.
Medical teams, security personnel, and members of the Valenzuela City Social Welfare and Development were deployed to the Valenzuela National High School that serves as the evacuation center.
Kitchen vans, a medical area, wash area, and an animal shelter area were set up at the evacuation center.
Trucks offering free rides were deployed along A. Fernando Street, T. Santiago Street, Dambana, and Paso de Blas.
The city posted on their Facebook page just before noon that as of 10:30 a.m., the water level of Meycauayan River is at 10.85 meters, while Polo River is at 10.50 meters, and that the critical level for Meycauayan River and Tullahan River is 11.50 meters.
There was no update on the current water level of Tullahan River, nor information on the critical level of Polo River.
Meanwhile, no evacuations have been reported in Navotas City as of 1:30 p.m.
Other cities in the northern metro, including Caloocan, Malabon, and Navotas, are monitoring the situation from their command centers and are on standby.
Classes, government work, and court work were suspended in Metro Manila on Tuesday due to the inclement weather brought by typhoon “Tisoy.”
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