Provincial Government of Bulacan

3,096 Bulakenyos evacuated due to dam release, receives assistance from PGB

CITY OF MALOLOS – Due to continuous rainfall brought by the Northeast Monsoon and the need to release water from the dams, a total of 3,096 Bulakenyo were evacuated to the designated evacuation centers in each community in the province and were given family food packs from the Provincial Government of Bulacan earlier today.

Led by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Rowena J. Tiongon, relief operations were conducted to 1,190 families affected by flooding wherein 475 families were from the City of Baliwag; 470 from Norzagaray; 114 from San Rafael; 88 from Angat; 38 from Plaridel and five families from Pulilan.

Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando also personally monitored the dams and flooding situations in the province at the Communication, Control and Command Center (C4) at the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and gave his directives to further ensure the safety of the Bulakenyos.

“Una sa lahat, siguraduhin natin na coordinated ang mga pamahalaang lokal sa mga inilalabas na anunsiyo ng PGB. Agad na ipaalam sa kanila ang mga detalye sa pagre-release ng tubig sa dam at siguraduhin na ang mga apektadong pamilya at komunidad ay nailikas na. Tinitiyak rin natin na mabibigyan ang bawat pamilyang apektado ng mga family food pack habang sila ay nananatili sa evacuation centers,” the governor said.

The PDRRMO is also still closely monitoring the status of dam levels in the province.

As of today, the water level of Angat Dam is at 214.80 mts.; Ipo Dam at 101.04 mts. and Bustos Dam at 17.42 mts. which are higher than their normal high water levels. ###