Cavite LGUs endure floods, 7,935 residents evacuated

Published November 12, 2020, 4:22 PM

by Carla Bauto Deña

CAVITE — A total of 2,184 families or 7,935 individuals are currently staying in evacuation centers, after having been relocated due to heavy rains brought by Typhoon “Ulysses,” the Provincial Information and Community Affairs Department said on Thursday, Nov. 12.

(Noveleta Mayor Dino Reyes- Chua/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Affected residents were evacuated from high-risk areas in various parts of the province.

As per the provincial government’s tally, Cavite City has the most number of evacuees, with 713 families or 2,589 individuals currently waiting out the bad weather in evacuation centers. The city is a peninsula surrounded by the Manila Bay, Bacoor Bay, and Cañacao Bay.

(City Government of Bacoor/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Zapote River and Prinza Dam also overflowed, causing floods in some areas in Bacoor City, including parts of Barangays Talaba IV, Mambog V, Zapote I, Habay II, and Bayanan. A total of 329 families or 1,295 individuals have been evacuated from affected areas in the city.

Noveleta also suffered floods as its Ylang-ylang River overflowed amid the heavy rainfall.

Other LGUs that endured flooding include Imus and Ternate.

The provincial government continues to monitor water levels in other major rivers within Cavite.