- A video of the release of water from the Magat Dam in Isabela Province has surfaced online
- The video showed a burst of water escaping from the dam with a force that could knock anything in its path
- A netizen posted that he researched as to the ownership of the dam and found out that the dam is owned and operated by the government through the National Irrigation Administration (NIA)
- Another netizen said that if the dam is in critical level, water has to be released, or else it could lead to a dam break, which could be a whole lot worse
A video of the release of the water from Magat Dam has surfaced online. It could be seen that the water pressure is really strong and there is just a lot of water that needs to be released.
The Magat Dam is found in the Isabela Province, which after the research of netizen Goyo Larrazabal, is operated by the government through the NIA. The hydropower plant was the one that was privatized.
Science dictates that if water from the dam is not released, it could lead to a dam break, and could release more water and lead to worse disasters.
The wrath of Typhoon Ulysses was unexpected. Although Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon were already bracing themselves for what Ulysses could bring, its onslaught became a nightmare for everyone. The Mayor of Marikina was among those praised by netizens for his hands-on approach in the rescue efforts.
The devastation can be seen in various footage. Social media became a rescue hotline. One resident in QC sought the help of rescue teams after being stranded due to the typhoon.
Many residents in Marikina and Cagayan took to social media to seek help. VP Leni Robredo responded to pleas for rescue made by many residents in Cagayan, mostly via Twitter.
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