CALBAYOG CITY – The second phase of the flood control structure built along Tabawan Creek has been constructed, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways Samar First DEO.

Phase I of the said construction was completed on November 2019.

The 560-meter-long flood control structure with an average vertical height of 3-meters includes a 1.5-meters-wide pavement and 0.8-meter parapet that serves as a protection wall for residents of the barangay.

According to Meraflor G. Largo, a resident of Barangay Tabawan, before present, the creek overflows due to the water coming from the mountaintop, particularly during heavy rains and the rainy season, so some areas of the said barangay have become inundated—houses have been flooded, and flood water has reached waist length.

Now, residents of the community no longer worry when it rains because the flood control structure reduced the effects of the deluge, particularly during heavy weather.

As part of the DEO’s regular infrastructure plan, this project has a contract amount of P 48.63 million from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) 2022.