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State of emergency declared as flood hits Dagupan City in Pangasinan

By: - Correspondent / @yzsoteloINQ
/ 01:08 PM July 21, 2018

KNEE-DEEP WATER Heavy rains triggered by Tropical Storm “Inday” and high tide triggered
flooding along AB Fernandez West Avenue in Dagupan City on Thursday. —WILLIE LOMIBAO

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.

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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.

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TAGS: Dagupan City, Evacuation, massive flooding, Pangasinan, Sinocalan River, Southwest Monsoon, State of Calamity
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