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Cainta under state of

calamity due to heavy rain,

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MANILA, PhilippinesCainta, Rizal has been placed under state of calamity as tropical
storm Mario (international name: Fung-wong) continues to pummel parts of Luzon.
Mayor Kit Nieto, in a televised interview on Friday, said that Mario, with winds of 85
kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 100 kph, was the worst Cainta has experienced
since typhoon Ondoy in 2009.
After Ondoy, this would be the next big thing in terms of calamities because of the
volume of water, Nieto said.
He said severe flooding in Cainta left stranded four of seven emergency teams sent out
to assist in the rescue operations.
In Cainta, around 2,000 individuals have been affected and displaced by Mario.
Nieto said the local government of Cainta has set up 17 evacuation centers.

Of the 17, he said seven are five-story schools big enough to accommodate displaced
We are doing everything that we can. There are 600 people trying to bring them to
safer ground, Nieto added.
Mario swamped several parts of Metro Manila and its nearby provinces after bringing
incessant rains since Thursday evening.

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Cainta, Taytay among Rizal flood-prone

Posted at 08/22/2013 6:18 PM
MANILA The Rizal Risk Reduction and Management Council has named 4 towns in Rizal that are prone to floods.
Rizal Risk Reduction and Management Council chief Dong Malonzo identified the flood-prone areas as Cainta,
Montalban, San Mateo and Taytay.
Authorities are also monitoring 8 other towns for possible floods due to continuous rainfall.
These 4 towns serve as catch basins of rains from the Sierra Madre area down to Rodriguez, Rizal towards the
Marikina River.
The floodway flows towards Laguna Lake, thereby affecting the coastal towns of Angono, Binangonan, Morong,
Tanay, Jala 2 and Pililla.
Authorities also identified landslide prone areas in Rizal: Montalban, San Mateo, Tanay, Antipolo and Baras.
On Monday, a 5-year-old girl, Austine Betasole, died when a concrete wall beside their shanty collapsed on their
Her grandmother was injured in the incident.

Malonzo advised residents living in danger zone areas to evacuate early and not to wait for the situation to worsen.
The whole province of Rizal has been placed under the state of calamity. -- Report from Gus Abelgas, ABS-CBN

Cainta mayor on 'Mario' floods: Worst since

By Kathlyn dela Cruz,
Posted at 09/19/2014 3:20 PM | Updated as of 09/20/2014 1:42 AM
MANILA - Cainta, Rizal Mayor Kit Nieto said the severe flooding brought about by tropical storm "Mario" is the worst
that they have experienced since typhoon "Ondoy" hit the country in September 2009.
"After Ondoy, I think this would be the next big thing that I can consider in terms of calamity because of the volume of
water, and the mere fact that much of our roads are now under water," Nieto told ANC's "Dateline Philippines" on
According to Nieto, heavy rains continue to pound Cainta and flood waters continue to rise.
"The scenario is getting worse," he said.
He said around 2,000 families have already been moved to 17 evacuation centers.
However, Nieto said that due to the intensity of the rains and floods, rescue teams are having a hard time reaching
some residents isolated by floods.
Some rescuers have also been stranded themselves, he said.
He said some people are already panicking as flood waters have already reached the second floor of their homes.
The mayor is now asking for more additional teams and more equipment, specifically boats and 6x6 trucks, from the
national government.
Nieto, meanwhile, said they are prepared to declare a state of calamity amid heavy rains and widespread flooding.