State of calamity placed in Cagayan

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The provincial government of Cagayan has declared an ‘state of calamity’ due to massive flooding in the region particular in Tuguegarao caused by the onslaught of typhoon Ulysses displacing more than 11,000 families.

As of 12 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 2020, the number of displaced residents has increased and is now up to a total of 11, 392 families or 37,327 individuals, according to the Cagayan Public Information Office (PIO) through its Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO).

Residents who have gone to various evacuation centers after being homeless came from 215 barangays in 24 municipalities aside from the 43,838 families or 174,940 people affected by the aftermath of Ulysses.

The local DRRMO has reported that there are eight people killed, four recorded in Baggao-, one in Alcala, two in Gattaran and one in the city of Tuguegarao.

As of this writing, all efforts to rescue residents trapped on the top of the roof of their houses are still being conducted by various government agencies in several areas in the province.

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