Flood A man walking in waist-deep flood is assisted by rescuers. Photo courtesy of Caloocan PIO

13 families near swollen Tullahan River rescued

July 25, 2021 Edd Reyes 172 views

AROUND 13 families living near Tullahan River were rescued by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) when the river swelled up to its critical level Sunday morning in Caloocan City.

Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan said that at around 8 a.m., the Tullahan River in Brgy. 160 reached critical level as rains brought by the southwest monsoon or habagat continued to pour over Metro Manila.

Four of the families who were among evacuated are now temporarily sheltered in Barangay 160 Chapel while others, including 16 individuals, are staying on the second floor of the barangay hall and are being given necessary assistance by the local City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD).

Mayor Oca instructed the CSWD to distribute hot meals, drinking water and sleeping kits to evacuees while reminding them to observe health and safety protocols as a precaution against the threat of COVID-19.

Based of the Flood Alert issued on Sunday afternoon, some areas in the city have been flooded, including Cielito Homes Subdivision, Deparo Road, T. Samson Avenue and Robles 1in Bgy. 175, north of Caloocan

A gutter deep flood was also monitored along R. Papa St., 8th Avenue corner 9th Street, 10thAvenue corner B. Serrano, A De Jesus Street, 11th St. corner 12th Avenue, all at the south of the city.