A look back at Cagayan flooding

MANILA, Philippines — If there’s a word to describe the recent flooding that happened in Cagayan due to Typhoon Ulysses, it would be “surprising,” at least according to Governor Manuel Mamba.

When parts of the province of Cagayan was hit by flooding during the fourth quarter of 2019, Mamba said the water level at the Cagayan River only reached 11 meters. But during the height of Typhoon Ulysses, the governor said the water level rose to 13 meters.

The water level was so high that Tuguegarao residents reported that there was flooding in areas for the first time in 45 years, said Mamba.

The flooding in Cagayan left many residents stuck on their roofs, waiting to be rescued. Thos…

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