Disaster office intensifies monitoring due to bad weather-A A +A
Monday, September 23, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said Monday it is intensifying its monitoring efforts following the heavy downpour in the province since last weekend.
In a report, PDRRMO chief Angelina Blanco said the local officials in Minalin town, in coordination with the provincial government, spearheaded a sandbagging activity along the Sta. Rita Taildike.
This aims to preempt the increasing water level along the dike, leaving only three meters before spilling level.
Blanco also bared that water at the Pampanga River is still at a normal level, with at least 5.5 meters before spilling level.
PDRRMO's situational report as of 2 p.m. Monday noted that four barangays in Macabebe town are submerged under two feet of floodwaters, namely Castuli, Mataguiti, Saplad David and Tacasan.
In Lubao town, the villages of Baruya and Sto. Nino, as of press time, are inundated in three-feet and two to five feet of floodwater, respectively.
Meanwhile, Mayor Danilo Guintu of Masantol declared a suspension of classes for the elementary level as a result of heavy rains.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 24, 2013.