State of emergency declared as flood hits Dagupan City in Pangasinan
DAGUPAN CITY – The City Council on Saturday (July 21) placed this city under a state of calamity due to massive flooding that required the evacuation of residents in severely affected areas.
Resolution No. 5651 says flooding was caused by four-days of torrential rains dumped by the southwest monsoon and the prevailing low-pressure area affecting Luzon.
A breach in the dike along Sinocalan River, which traverses Sta. Barbara town, also raised the flood levels.
Close to a hundred villages in 14 towns and cities have been flooded since Thursday (July 19) due to continuous rains, according to the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.