Cagayan cried for help to the National Government and all well-known people who can hear the appeal for assistance. Apparently, the whole province is experiencing the highest flood record in decades and yet, there were no media coverage being made. There were not enough rescue teams to save people. Majority of the houses are being submerged in water, and the water level is still rising.
A video resurfaces online showing the bulk of water that continues to flow from Magat Dam (7 gates opened) to the catch basin provinces of Cagayan and Isabela. It started since yesterday until now. Rescuers are having a hard time locating the survivors because of the debris floating, zero visibility, and the lack of rescue boats. There are already casualties reported, especially children. There is a media blackout happening since yesterday because media teams couldn’t enter these provinces because of mandatory quarantine even though they showed negative swab tests.
In a now viral post of Monica Shaine Time-Jimenez, she appealed for the media to help residents by covering their predicament in Cagayan and facilitating donations of relief goods. “The flood is rising continually due to heavy rains. Please help us reach the media by using these hashtags. Tweet or post using these hashtags. CAGAYAN IS CALLING FOR HELP,” she said in her post.
The 3 evacuation centers in Enrile, Cagayan, are at capacity, Mayor Jun Decena told TeleRadyo on Saturday morning, November 14.Decena said they did preemptive evacuation on top of the rescues during Typhoon Ulysses in the centers located in the eastern, western, and central parts of the municipality. The evacuation center in the eastern area is also flooded, with waters reaching the knees.
As of this writing, at least 9 people are dead in Cagayan as it suffered its “worst flooding” in decades due to heavy rains brought by Typhoon Ulysses and the tail-end of the cold front.Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba said in an early morning interview on DZBB on Saturday, November 14, that one rescuer was electrocuted on Friday night, November 13, raising the provincial death toll to 9.“This is the worst flooding to hit the province,” Mamba said