TS Gorio: Flood submerges villages in Bulacan

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — Heavy rains spawned by tropical storm (TS) “Gorio” on Thursday submerged some villages in Marilao town, this province.

Reports reaching the Communication, Command, and Control Center (C4) of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said that Barangay Poblacion 1 was submerged under 5 to 8 feet of flood waters while the villages of Poblacion 2, Tabing Ilog and Nagbalon were under 1 to 2 feet of water.

The stretch of MacArthur Highway in front of SM City Mall in Barangay Saog, also in Marilao, was also inundated by 4 to 5 feet of floods, rendering it impassable for light vehicles.

No untoward incident was reported as of 2 p.m. Thursday.

PDRRM officer Liz Mungcal said Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has already alerted teams of responders to monitor the situation and give updates on the tropical storm.

Mungcal said the governor advised residents in flood-prone areas to be careful and report to authorities immediately.

As of 3 p.m. , the water level at Angat dam was 185.92 meters (spilling level 210 meters, 101.10 meters at Ipo Dam (spilling level 101 meters) and 16.16 meters at Bustos dam (spilling level 17. 50 meters). Emil Gamos/PNA-northboundasia.com