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Flooded Marikina Seeks Help for Rooftop Rescues: Ulysses Update

The floods have drawn comparisons to Ondoy.
by The reportr team
Nov 12, 2020
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

Marikina City on Thursday sought water assets to rescue residents trapped on their rooftops as torrential rains from Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) inundated Luzon overnight, drawing comparisons to floods from Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) a decade ago.

Ulysses was expected to dump more rains over large swaths of Luzon until Thursday evening, as it trudged towards the country's western coast. Floods submerged subdivision streets and shopping centers in Marikina, which was worst hit by Ondoy in 2009.


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"Ang tulong na kailangan namin, water assets ginagamit sa rescue operations," said Mayor Marcelino Teodoro. Rescuers also need equipment to pluck people from their roofs and terraces.

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Jerome Ascano

The evacuees will also need thermal blankets, said NDRRMC deputy spokesperson Rachel Miranda. Floatation devices can also help, she said.

Ulysses is the third typhoon in as many weeks. It made landfall in Patnanungan, Quezon late Wednesday and was over Nueva Ecija province before dawn, packing maximum sustained winds of 155 kph and 255 kph gusts.

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