Manila evacuates 7 families due to bad weather-A A +A
Monday, September 23, 2013
SEVEN families or around 40 individuals living in Baseco, Tondo in Manila have been evacuated on Monday due to heavy rains caused by southwest monsoon.
The residents are currently taking shelter in an evacuation center in Baseco, said Johnny Yu, officer-in-charge of the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
He also advised people living near San Juan river and in Parola-Tondo to leave their homes as pre-emptive measure against floods.
Classes in Manila in all levels and work at the City Hall have been suspended by Mayor Joseph Estrada. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)