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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Olongapo City is in a State of Calamity

Due to the damages brought by the floods and a week-long barrage, Olongapo City is now under a state of calamity.

Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. at the session of the City Council yesterday, September 9, stressed the urgency of rehabilitation and clean-up of the damaged properties and government facilities.

“As of 2 pm today it is reported that all barangay roads are covered with mud if not totally damaged due to the flooding, rehabilitation cost was estimated at around 5 million pesos for the 15 barangays. Said amount exclude the undetermined damages to private property such as houses and vehicles which were submerged in flood water for hours. Marami pang iba and we are still getting reports especially in the lower level barangays like Sta. Rita,” said Mayor Gordon. “We have to address the problem so we can solve it right away before another typhoon… hopefully doesn’t hit us,” he added.

Aside from this, initial report indicates an estimate costs of damages and rehabilitation amounting to 25 million pesos for the city government-owned and maintained facilities and properties that were damaged by the recent disaster.

The city was submerged in floodwater due to the week-long monsoon rain barrage and high tide that caused severe damages to private properties and government facilities.
The raging water current and floodwaters washed out and destroyed the houses that used to stand at this area of Tabacuhan, Brgy. Sta. Rita.

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