Heavy rains cause flashflood in Bugallon town

PANGASINAN, July 30 (PIA) — Heavy rains lasting more than two hours brought a flashflood in the town of Bugallon last night.

Avenix Arenas, spokesperson of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council told the Philippine Information Agency that the provincial government immediately dispatched its rescue team as soon as they received the call at around 6 p.m. yesterday to attend to the residents.

More than 220 families were evacuated to higher grounds. Of this families, 80 came from Barangay Umanday, 70 from Barangay Portic, and another 70 from Barangay Hacienda.

Relief goods were distributed to the affected families, said Arenas.

No casualty was reported.

Rains continued to pour in the province yesterday leaving some towns, including Dagupan City under water. (ANL/VHS-PIA1, Pangasinan)

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