LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Twenty-eight barangays in five towns of Pangasinan were reported under water as a result of days of monsoon rains as gleaned from the report of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) as of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.
A report of PDRRMO chief Rhodyn Luchinvar to Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Melchito Castro showed that the flooded barangays are Calasiao, 11; Sta. Barbara, 3; Agno, 1; Lingayen, 2. and Binmaley, 11.
There were also 13 barangays that were flooded in Dagupan, an independent component city which is separate from Pangaainan.
However, there are only 15 families who were evacuated in Calasiao due to the rising floodwaters of the Marusay River and are still staying at the town’s evacuation center, while the 500 families from Barangay Sonkil, Sta. Barbara who left their homes Monday night have already returned.
The PDRRMO said that today, Tuesday, the province is still experiencing light to occasionally heavy rains.
Rivers that are being watched are Sinocalan River in Sta. Barbara, Marusay River in Calasiao, Balincaguing River in Mabini. Cabaruan River in Alaminos City, Ambayoan River in San Nicolas and Banaga River in Bugallon.
There are no classes in all levels, both public and private, in Pangasinan and Dagupan for the past two days.
PDRRMO Reported that 1,227 families were already affected by the monsoon rains and that partial reports showed some P171 million worth of infractructures were partially damaged.
All national roads are still passable to all vehicles, except for some village roads in Sta. Barbara and Calasiao that were inundated.
Meanwhile, the elevation of water in the reservoir of the San Roque Dam in San Manuel town is still far from the spilling level of 280 meters above sea level.
The Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices in 44 towns and three cities of Pangasinan remain on alert. Leonardo Micua/PNA/northboundasia.com