Friday, October 09, 2009

Flooding in Pangasinan

It's 2:42 a.m. and I'm still working. Nothing wrong with that because I'm on the night shift this week. While monitoring the news on DZMM Teleradyo, as part of my job, I just heard that Ondoy's successor, Pepeng, is currently wreaking havoc in Pangasinan.

As of 1:41 a.m., DZMM Teleradyo has received reports that some dams, including but not limited to San Roque Dam and Binga Dam, near or within the proximity of Pangasinan are overflowing due to heavy rains caused by the said typhoon. Majority of Pangasinan is experiencing floods, with water level reaching the roof of houses. There are also reports that there are approximately 1,000 people stranded in SM Pangasinan, with the water level reaching the 2nd floor of the building.

The National Disaster Coordinating Council and the local government of Pangasinan is already looking into the matter to see what actions can be taken in response to the situation. But in the event that you want to check on your relatives or friends in Pangasinan, if you have any, you can report your concerns or advise your loved ones to coordinate with NDCC at 911-5061. You can also check out the Siopao Master's post last September 27, 2009 at 1:01 a.m. for other emergency contact numbers.

Let us continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Northern Luzon.

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