City of Malolos placed under state of calamity

Published August 3, 2021, 9:08 AM

by Freddie Velez

The City of Malolos has been placed under a state of calamity due to massive flooding brought about by southwest monsoon or habagat rains enhanced by Typhoon Fabian.

The state of calamity declaration was made by virtue of City Resolution No. 135-21 passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod on Friday, July 30, 2021.

The Provincial Government of Bulacan continues to monitor the situation in the province as habagat rains are expected to continue throughout the week.

As of 5 p.m. on August 2, the water level of Angat Dam was at 192.49 meters. Ipo Dam’s water level was at 100.81 meter (spilling level 101.00 meters), and Bustos Dam was at 17.15 meters (spilling level 17:00 meters) On Monday, August 2, Ipo Dam opened its Gate B by 15 cm. to release a total of 34 cms. with an elevation of 100.81 meters. Bustos Dam released 26 cms with an elevation of 17.18 meters.

Also due to the high tide, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) reported that 14 villages in Hagonoy were flooded 1 to 2 feet which prompted the evacuation of 102 families or 295 persons.

In Malolos City, three villages remained flooded forcing the evacuation of five families or 21 persons.

In Calumpit, three villages were flooded affecting 2,667 families or 8,383 individuals. Seventeen families or 49 individuals are temporarily sheltered at the San Miguel and Meysulao evacuation centers. In Paombong, 14 barangays were flooded affecting 20,814 families or 70,918 individuals.

Damage to livestock as of July 30was estimated at P294,800.00. Partial and unofficial damage report on agriculture and fisheries due to the southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Fabian was placed at P89,848,180.24. Damage to infrastructure and road sections was placed at P62,050,000 and provincial government buildings – P3,200,000 for a total of P155,392,980.24.

 
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