Marikina Undertakes Flood Control Projects

PIO Department

2018-8-23

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By: Charles Adrian Cruz, PIO


The City Government of Marikina under the administration of Mayor Marcy Teodoro is undertaking various flood control projects aimed at keeping the city safe from flooding during tropical storms and “habagat” seasons.

These projects include the construction of modern dikes and ripraps at the Marikina River, which is also being widened, to avert flooding in communities nearby. Water pumping stations are also being constructed along creeks and Marikina River.


The City Government is also undertaking drainage improvement projects in various places in Marikina such as the ones along the streets of Jacamar, A. Santos and Katipunan. The drainage improvement project on Jacamar St. is expected to be completed in a month’s time.









 


Marikina experienced its worst flooding in September 2009, when tropical storm “Ondoy” dumped the equivalent of a month’s rainfall, causing the Marikina River to swell up to 23 meters and flooding most of the city’s 16 barangays.

Just last week, tropical storm “Karding” exacerbated “habagat” and caused non-stop rains in the city and nearby provinces. That caused Marikina River to rise up to 20.4 meters at around 10:30 pm on Saturday, August 11, and forced the City Government to enforce a forced evacuation among residents, especially those living near the river and low-lying areas prone to flooding.

 

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