Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba announces a recommendation to declare a state of calamity last Friday, November 13, 2020. This was approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial board) on Saturday.
The Provincial Information Office statement, “[Ito’] dahil sa nararanasang pinakamalaki at pinakamalawak na baha sa kasaysayan ng probinsiya. Ang Cagayan ngayon parang ocean po ito, Mamba said in a ‘Laging Handa’ media briefing, which focused on the situation in flood-ravaged Cagayan.
Governor Manuel Mamba said that they are asking the management of Magat Dam to stop releasing water for now to prevent further flooding.
The city council of Tuguegarao also declares state of calamity. Mayor Jeffrey Soriano statement, “Ang mga tao more than 200 po ang nakalinya diyan nagpaparescue. Gabing gabi na po, sobrang lakas po ng agos ng tubig at zero visibility.”
Top trending topic online! The official hashtag #CagayanNeedsHelp is now viral on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
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