Marikina River reaches Ondoy level as Typhoon Ulysses continuous to dump severe downpour over Luzon

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Heavy downpour in Luzon brought continuously by Typhoon Ulysses causing widespread flashfloods in areas in its wake that led to numerous live calls on television networks and social media for rescue.

In Marikina, its river’s water level has reached 21.8 meters as of 9:14 a.m., breaching the level of Ondoy in 2009.

Mayor Marcy Teodoro admitted that authorities were overwhelmed by the situation, as evacuation centers have become packed even as residents in several areas awaited rescue with floods reaching the second floor of houses.

“Nao-overwhelm na kami sa extent, magnitude ng baha na nararanasan namin,” the mayor said in an interview on Dobol B sa News TV, referring to the widespread flooding that occurred during Tropical Storm Ondoy’s onslaught in 2009.

Teodoro appealed to the Philippine Coast Guard for help.

Teodoro stressed they need additional rescue boats and rescue personnel. Many residents were stranded and some of them had hypothermia.

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