The city is presently under a State of Calamity by virtue of Resolution No. 8073-2023 due to severe flooding and adverse impact of Super Typhoon Egay.
This was approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod members last July 28 as earlier recommended by Mayor Belen Fernandez, being chairman of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC).
Based on CDRRMC data as of July 27, 2023, many houses located in the low-lying areas of Dagupan City were greatly damaged, according to the local chief executive.
Likewise, per report of PAGASA, rainfall intensity accumulation is 86.4 mm considered to be torrential, bringing more heavy rains within the locality and that as of July 28, the Sinucalan River Station water level is about 6:89 m, causing great flooding in the city.
Mayor Fernansez said this has affected about 50% of the city population and business sector which need emergency assistance.
Moreover, a strong gustiness spawned a tornado on July 26 which wreaked havoc and rendered 191 houses partially damaged and 21 houses totally damaged even as the CDRRMC continues to collate damage assessment reports for local businesses, agriculture and public infrastructure.
Mayor Fernandez has advised Dagupeños to stay safe and assured of the continous ‘Unliserbisyo’ support of the city government to help the city recover from the calamity.
(Dagupan CIO News)