A total of 5,239 Bulakenyos were forced to leave their homes and took shelter in various evacuation centers in the province to escape the whip of Super Typhoon Karding yesterday until today, September 26, 2022.
According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Head Rowena J. Tiongson, 117 evacuation centers are currently housing 1,571 families including 1,447 children and 231 senior citizens all over the province.
Governor Daniel R. Fernando immediately responded and distributed family food packs (FFP) and non-food items (NFI) to 176 families temporarily sheltered in Obando Municipal Hall together with Vice Gov. Alexis C. Castro and Obando Mayor Leonardo D. Valeda earlier today.
In an interview with GMA News reporter Mariz Umali, Fernando mentioned that he will also visit and deliver aid to the affected Bulakenyos in the municipalities of San Miguel, Dona Remedios Trinidad, Angat, San Ildefonso, and San Rafael which were also badly hit by Karding.
“Hangga’t hindi humuhupa ang tubig sa kanilang mga lugar ay hindi muna po natin pababalikin ang mga evacuees sa kanilang mga tahanan dahil delikado pa. Pupuntahan po natin sila. Uunahin lamang po natin ang mga lubhang naapektuhan ng pagbaha at sisikapin po natin tulungan ang lahat ng nasalanta,” the governor said.
As of 7 am today, Angat Dam’s elevation is 184.07 mts. which is below the flood season high water level of 210 mts., while Ipo Dam is at 101.07 mts. and Bustos Dam is 16.22 mts.