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Calumpit flooding may take 1 more week to subside – De Jesus

Nov 18, 2020 @ 16:46
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While it has started to recede, it may take another week for flooding in Calumpit, Bulacan to completely subside, Calumpit Mayor Jessie De Jesus said on Wednesday.

“Baka umabot pa kami ng isang linggo,” he said in an interview on Teleradyo. “Mga one week pa siguro para medyo mababa na,” he added.

The mayor said floodwaters are still at a relatively high level because the sea level was also high.

De Jesus said many roads in Calumpit still not passable and under three to seven feet of water.

“Yung mga di po madaanan ng sasakyan, meron tayong dump truck ngayon na naghahakot ng tao mula sa areas na panggagalingan nila,” he said.

In the meantime, De Jesus urged residents to be mindful of possible leptospirosis and dengue outbreaks.

Calumpit often gets flooded as water from flooded areas in Nueva Ecija and Pampanga often flows into the town.

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