Calumpit, Bulacan under ‘state of partial calamity’

Published July 31, 2021, 10:47 AM

by Freddie Velez

Calumpit, Bulacan was placed under a “state of partial calamity” on Friday, July 30, due to flooding.

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The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) reported that Municipal Resolution No. 112-2021 has been approved, declaring the coastal town under a “state of partial calamity” as rampaging floodwaters destroyed fishponds and rice lands in 29 barangays.

PDRRMO executive officer Felicisima Mungcal reported to Governor Daniel R. Fernando that 537 families or 1,656 individuals from 29 barangays in Calumpit, 18 villages in Hagonoy, 19 in Bocaue, 14 in Paombong, two in Guiguinto, 29 in the City of Malolos, seven in Bulakan, and two in Balagtas, one in Obando are still in the various evacuation centers in Bulacan.

Mungcal said that as of now, all roads in the province are passable except for the Macaiban bridge in Tumana, Sta. Maria.

Meanwhile, as of 5:00 p.m. yesterday, the water level of Angat Dam was at 190.78 meters (flood season high water level is 210 meters); Ipo Dam at 100.78 meters (spilling level 101.00 meters); and the Bustos Dam at 17.10 meters (spilling level 17.00 meters).

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 30, the Ipo Dam released a total of 67.4 cms of water, while the Bustos Dam discharged a total of 78 cms.

 
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