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Flooding has historically been problematic up in Yigo

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As Typhoon Dolphin passes, some residents not only worry about heavy rain, but the flooding that comes with it as well. And as Yigo mayor Rudy Matanane shared, flooding is a big problem for his village, Guam's northernmost municipality, during storms.

In past storms Mayor Matanane says that they have had to evacuate residents as a result of flooding in several areas throughout the village. "The one that we had to evacuate three kids because this is the most serious flood here in Yigo," he stated. Learning from this experience, Mayor Matanane was out and about providing assistance to residents like Artemino Celemin.

"Sometimes you see that baluster outside the baluster is the level of the water," he said.

As a precautionary measure he rented two water pump hoses in hopes that it would buy some time for residents and mitigate the flooding. "The mayor put to not flood the whole house so it can drain," Celemin demonstrated.

Mayor Matanane reports that there are six areas in Yigo that are prone to flooding sometimes rising to over seven feet, explaining, "There's one of the most serious ones besides this is in Mataguac, there is another one in Lechanes and there is another one in back of Payless, and the one right behind the Mayor's Office. And actually there is more on East Gayinero Road that we haven't attended to. We are still trying to find solutions."

Guam is currently under a Flash Flood Watch, with rainfall of 3-6 inches expected through Saturday.

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