WHAT was initially thought of the three-day rainfall that hit Pangasinan as normal turned out to be torrential.
This was the assessment of Rhodyn Luchinvar Oro, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, who described the 30 mm. per hour rainfall that occurred July 22, 23 and 24 as abnormal.
A 30mm. rain per hour is already considered torrential, he said because based on the reading of the PDRRMO’s telemetering device it was three times in volume than a normal rainfall.
He said the torrential downpour, aggravated by the occurrence of high tide along the coastal waters of Dagupan, Lingayen and Binmaley triggered the massive flooding in many towns and cities in the province.
Meanwhile, Avenix Arenas, PDRRMO spokesperson, said as of July 26, the remaining places under water in Pangasinan were Calasiao, Sta. Barbara, Aguilar, Lingayen, Urbiztondo, Bayambang, Basista, Malasiqui, Mangatarem, Dagupan City and Carlos City.
The highest flood level was noted in Calasiao. (Leonardo Micua)
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