Work, classes in Tuguegarao stopped as 90 percent of city is flooded | Inquirer News

Work, classes in Tuguegarao stopped as 90 percent of city is flooded

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 06:32 PM December 21, 2020

Village officials monitor the flooded Barangay Bagumbayan in Ilagan City on Sunday (Dec. 20). Heavy rains were dumped on Isabela and Cagayan province as Tropical Depression Vicky enhanced monsoon rains. VILLAMOR VISAYA JR.

TUGUEGARAO CITY—The city government ordered classes and work in government offices suspended for two days starting on Monday due to flooding in the city.

“Almost 90 percent of land area was inundated as a result of successive rainfall brought about by climate change,” said the order by Mayor Jefferson Soriano.


The flooding swept not only the city but also the towns of Lasam, Baggao, Tuao, Amulung, Solana, Enrile and Camalanjugan all in Cagayan province.

At least 1,467 families or 5,912 people in 103 villages of Cagayan and Isabela were evacuated.



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TAGS: Cagayan, classes, Climate Change, Evacuation, Flooding, Isabela, Tuguegarao City
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