DAGUPAN CITY, July 20 (PNA) — The town of Calasiao was placed under the state of calamity today, becoming the second town in Pangasinan so far placed under calamity state as a result of flooding triggered by prolonged monsoon rains in Pangasinan.
Bani in the western part of Pangasinan, was the first town which declared a state of calamity at 5:00 p.m. last Friday
In Calasiao, Mayor Mark Roy Macanlalay proclaimed a state of calamity as 17 barangays went under water, the highest at seven feet in parts of Barangays Talibaew and Mancup.
Even if it is now shining brightly for two straight days, flood is still rising in Calasiao as well as in nine barangays in Dagupan where evacuation of affected residents is still ongoing.
Hardest hit by the monsoon rains in Pangasinan are Sta. Barbara, Calasiao and Dagupan, all along the swollen Sinocalan-Pantal watershed, passing thru Marusay River in Calasiao.
On Sunday night, the Marusay River was at more than 10 feet.
The flood in Calasiao was also felt in Barangays Ambonao, Dinalaoan, Doyong, San Vicente, Longos, Nalaia, Poblacion East, Lumbang, Quesban and Nagsaing.
Twelve villages of Sta. Barbara were also flooded. (PNA)