San Fernando Prepares For Rainy Season [ Monday, 20th of June 2016 | 9 months ago ]
The equipment was inaugurated Friday at the Mapalad Creek in Brgy. San Nicolas through the initiative of the City Engineer’s Office in line with the its River Management Program.
Mayor Edwin ‘EdSa’ Santiago said the recently purchased equipment seeks to address perennial flooding problems in the city especially in low-lying barangays located near riverbanks and creeks.
This includes barangays Juliana, Lourdes, Pandaras, San Felipe, San Jose, San Nicolas and Sta. Teresita.
“Our city is one of the catch basins of floodwaters in the province but we take steps to prevent severe flooding in order to avoid damages and casualties,” he added.
Meanwhile, San fernando also acquired three boats made of fiber glass to be utilized by City Engineer’s Office River Patrol in monitoring river situation.
Also present during the event were Vice- Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Councilor BJ Lagman, Councilor Tino Dizon, City Engineer Efren De Leon, Chief of Staff Engr. Remedios Agoncillo and City Hall employees.
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