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Monsoon rains threaten Ecija town river overflow

  • Written by Steve A. Gosuico
  • Published in Provincial
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SAN ANTONIO, Nueva Ecija -- The municipal government through its disaster reduction and risk management office is closely monitoring the river systems here for possible overflowing amid heavy monsoon rains induced by tropical storm Inday as it left the Philippine Area of Responsibility early morning yesterday and a new low-pressure area entered PAR.

“We are closely monitoring the Along-Along river and those rivers in Bgys. Julo and Luyos as well as the flood-prone barangays such as Papaya, Camajuan, Panabingan, Santa Barbara and a part of Santo Cristo,” said Mayor Arvin C. Salonga.

“Due to the continuous rains last night, yun nga ang isang nag-aggravate, dahil ang mga tubig na galing ng Gabaldon na yan at Carranglan bumaba dito sa San Antonio, kaya isang cause din iyan at mataas ang mga ilog natin ngayon,” he said.

Salonga said the MDRRMC is already on alert status and 100-percent ready for any eventuality when it comes to typhoons or calamities.

“Nakagayak naman tayo para sa buong San Antonio pati mga relief goods at evacuation areas dahil isa tayo sa beneficiary ng Department of Interior and Local Government’s Seal of Good Local Governance at na-establish na natin agad yan, kaya nabigyan tayo ng award na yan dahil nag-focus tayo sa ating disaster-preparedness kung saan ang natanggap nating premyo dito na P2-million ay ipinambili natin ng mga banca, life vests at iba pang equipment at dinistribute natin sa mga barangay at doon sa mga flood-prone areas,” said Salonga.