More than 800 families or over 4,000 people had already evacuated in Taguig City due to floods caused by heavy rains brought by southeast monsoon enhanced by tropical storm Maring, Mayor Lani Cayetano said on Tuesday.
Cayetano said that some 889 families comprising of 4,053 individuals from 17 barangays all over Taguig are already in 22 evacuation centers set up to by the city government.
The lady mayor assured her constituents that the local government is doing the best it can to evacuate and attend to those in flooded areas, and take them to safer grounds as floods continue to rise in some parts of the city due to the onslaught of Maring and monsoon rains.
“We want to assure everyone that the local government is on top of the situation,” she said.
According to Ronald Galicia, Taguig Rescue head, local rescuers and social welfare officials are working round-the-clock to care for the evacuees and monitor the situation in several barangays.
He said that the team is also conducting roving and patrol in Barangay Southside in The Fort.
Moreover, despite heavy rains and flooding, Cayetano on Monday and Tuesday personally visited the evacuees and made sure that every evacuation center is well-provisioned for the people.
She also visited early Tuesday morning the three pumping stations of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in Taguig and made sure that they have enough fuel to conduct operations to ease the flooding in several parts of the city.
Last year, the pumping stations in Hagonoy, Labasan and Taguig Wawa ran out of fuel and had to shut down operations
“This time we conducted inspections and made sure that there will be no shortage of fuel for the pumping stations,” Cayetano said. PNA