87 families evacuated in Pasig City amid continuous rains; LGU suspends COVID-19 vaccination

Published July 24, 2021, 11:01 AM

by Patrick Garcia

The Pasig City local government has already started evacuating some of its residents due to the rise of water level in Marikina River caused by monsoon rains.

Marikina River

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto announced on Saturday, July 24, that the city has already evacuated 87 families as of 10 a.m. today after Marikina River’s water level reached 16.41 meters, prompting authorities to raise second alarm.

“We are on Red Alert. Moderate to heavy rains expected to continue. Over 600 personnel on emergency duty,” Sotto said in a Facebook post.

The evacuation sites where affected residents were evacuated are as follow:

1. San joaquin Villa Hernandez – 12 families

2. Santolan Ilaya – 26 families

3. Pinagbuhatan Damayan – 18 families

4. Manggahan Teachers Village – 6 families

5. Dela Paz Kalusugan Court – 20 families

6. Maybunga Elementary School Annex – 1 family

7. Manggahan San Lorenzo – 4 families

Sotto said the Sta Lucia Evacuation Center, Maybunga Stella Maris court, Rosario ES, and Santolan ES evacuation centers are also on standby if the number of evacuees rises.

Meanwhile, the LGU also postponed its COVID-19 vaccination for today due to the continuous rains.

(Photo from Pasig PIO)

“Para sa kaligtasan ng mga babakunahan at mga miyembro ng Vaccination Team, pansamantalang ititigil muna ang pagbabakuna kontra COVID-19 ngayong araw, July 24, 2021. Tatapusin lamang ang pagbabakuna ng mga indibidwal na nakapunta sa vaccination sites ngayong umaga at isasara na pansamantala ang mga ito (For the safety of the vaccinees and vaccination team, we are temporarily postponing our COVID-19 vaccination program today, July 24, 2021. We will just going to finish the vaccination of those who have arrived in the vaccination sites this morning, then we will close the site after),” the LGU said.

The LGU added that for those who failed to go to their scheduled vaccination due to the bad weather, they will receive a text message regarding their new schedule.