Residents along waterways evacuated

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014


ANGELES CITY -- Heavy rains brought by Typhoon Glenda forced the evacuation of scores of families in Barangay Balibago and other villages here on Wednesday.

The evacuees are temporarily housed at the function room of the Balibago Barangay Hall.

Balibago chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac said that he has activated the barangay disaster team and alerted village officials on the situation.

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He said that they are monitoring water channels particularly the Abacan River, Balibago Creek, and Hadrian and prepare for possible forced evacuation of residents if water levels rise.

Trucks and emergency vehicles are on "stand by," said Mamac.

"Bumili na kami ng mga pagkain, damit, at mga gamot para sa mga affected residents," he said.

Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who led the monitoring efforts of the City Government, said he directed the City Social Welfare and Development Office to provide relief goods to the evacuees.

By Thursday morning, the typhoon is forecast to be outside the Philippine area of responsibility.

Signal number 3 was hoisted in Pangasinan, Zambales, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Quezon, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Marinduque, Mindoro, and Metro Manila.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 17, 2014.

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