Residents go on preemptive evacuation as Cagayan River swells anew

Published November 29, 2020, 10:29 AM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

CAGAYAN – Residents living in low-lying areas here were advised Sunday morning to take the necessary precautions after it was observed that the Cagayan River was swelling anew to above alarm level.

Pre-emptive evacuation in barangay Annafunan East, Tuguegarao City where residents will proceed to Annafunan Integrated School as evacuation center. (Photo courtesy of Gerald Valdez / MANILA BULLETIN)
Pre-emptive evacuation in barangay Annafunan East, Tuguegarao City where residents will proceed to Annafunan Integrated School as evacuation center. (Photo courtesy of Gerald Valdez / MANILA BULLETIN)

Some residents have even evacuated Saturday night for fear of floods reminiscent of the deluge that overwhelmed the province only two weeks ago.

Hydrological forecast for the Cagayan River Basin, PAGASA said flooding was threatening Lower Cagayan River and its tributaries Pinacanauan de Tuguegarao, Chico, Pared and Dummun.

With the continuous rains, the water level at Lower Cagayan River is expected to rise.

Among the low-lying areas, which are under threat of floods anew, are Enrile, Solana, Iguig, Amulung, Alcala,Penablanca, Tuguegarao City, Baggao, Lasam, Camalaniugan Aparri,Gattaran, and Lallo.

 
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