Cagayan, Philippines – Around twenty-two houses were reportedly swept away as the water level of the Chico River rose at critical level during the onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng in Tuao, Cagayan on October 31, 2022, Police Regional Office 2 reported.
Typhoon Paeng which hit the Philippines on October 29 triggered flash floods and landslides in the country. Among the places affected by massive flooding is the Province of Cagayan due to heavy rain. A
According to Police Regional Office 2, the downpour brought by Paeng increased the water level at the Chico River in Barangay Mungo, Tuao which is along the river line.
The raging water swept away 22 houses in the said barangay.
There were 21 other houses in Barangay Mungo that were said to have been partially damaged and were at risk to be taken away by the Chico River.
With the situation, authorities conducted a forced evacuation of around 43 families and brought them to the center in Barangay Lallayug, Tuao for temporary shelter.
Relief goods such as rice, clothes, and grocery items were provided during their stay at the evacuation center. They were likewise given cash aid by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 2.
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