Alavar responds to flood in 2 sitios PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 August 2013 11:21

Dozens of houses were affected in two sitios of Bolong and Bunguiao that were flooded due to continuous rain in the east coast Thursday night.

Many residents abandoned their homes and sought shelter in safer places, according to District 2 Councilor Mike Alavar III.

Alavar together with Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde motored to Bolong to assist the residents and chekc the situation in the affected areas.

Alavar and Iturralde trudged through flood water that was chest deep and went house to house in Sitio Mala and Manga in Bolong to check the gravity of the calamity.

Bolong Kagawad Ruben Torres and Noel Barilla who were helping the affected residents met Alavar and Iturralde and briefed them on the situation.

According to the residents, the flood started around 7 p.m. heavy downpour battered the east coast barangays.

Alavar immediately reported the situation to Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar and recommended some measures and actions to be taken to assist the affected villagers.

City Hall later sent a disaster assesment team in the affected areas.

Several residents of Bunguiao also fled their houses amid the flood and evacuated to higher grounds.

Strong wind toppled trees and collapsed on Zamcelco poles resulting in power outages in the affected areas.

Alavar is one of few District 2 officials consistent in responding to calamities.

“I have to be in the place where calamity is taking place whether it is night time, dawn or any time of the day for me to see personally the situation of the affected people and for me to extend some assistance,” Alavar said.

Police reported no casualty in this most recent flood in the affected areas, except for some damages to properties.

Residents returned to their houses several hours later when the flood water receded..

Alavar reminded the residents to be always ready and alert during this rainy season when floods and similar calamities happen. — Dan Toribio Jr.