PRE-EMPTIVE evacuation of twelve families from three barangays in Lingayen were done by the municipal government in anticipation of onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses last Thursday.
Six of the families were from Barangay Maniboc, two from Barangay Tonton, and four families from Barangay Libsong East were relocated to the town’s evacuation center.
Lingayen Mayor Leopoldo Bataoil said they were evacuated soon as signs of the water levels rising were noted.
The barangays that suffered flooding were Maniboc, Pangapisan Norte, and Poblacion but the impact was mitigated by the Storm Surge Protection built by the provincial government under Governor Amado Espino III.
As soon as the water level went down to a significant level, Bataoil immediately ordered the clearing of the town’s natural waterways.
Other than the experienced flooding in the three barangays and the preemptive evacuation, Bataoil said the town did not suffer major problems except losses of some farmers whose produce were destroyed.
He said they have had no problem in evacuating affected residents, as there have been designated evacuation centers planned beforehand and the town had prepared for all contingencies.
“Naapektuhan din yung Gulayan sa plaza”, said Bataoil. (Ahikam Pasion)
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