IN PHOTOS: Floods submerge Cagayan houses after heavy rain

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IN PHOTOS: Floods submerge Cagayan houses after heavy rain
Although not directly hit by Typhoon Ulysses, the province is drenched due to constant rain brought by the tail end of a cold front

The tail end of a cold front and Typhoon Ulysses caused heavy flooding in Cagayan province, submerging many houses and towns on Friday, November 13. (READ: Ulysses weakens into severe tropical storm on its way out of PAR)

As of 8 am Friday, the reservoir water level of Magat Dam reached 192.64 meters above sea level (masl), almost reaching the dam’s spilling level of 193.00 masl. Seven of the dam’s gates were already opened at 18 meters.

Major rivers in the province, such as the Cagayan River and the Abulog River, have overflowed due to the non-stop rain since November 11. Some shores have eroded.

Houses in Tuguegarao City were completely submerged, with pieces of furniture seen floating around.

Even the ground floor of this building at the University of Cagayan Valley in Tuguegarao City was blocked because of the floods.

The streets of Balzain in Tuguegarao City were also submerged in ankle-deep floods.

Damurog Elementary School in Alcala, Cagayan, is almost completely submerged. Only the roofs of its classrooms are visible, and some of the tables inside the classroom are floating around the area.

Almost all barangays of Central Enrile town suffered the same fate, including Lanna, Batu, Maracurru, Magalalag West, northern part of Inga, and some parts of Lemu Sur.

Rescue operations in different parts of the province, which began on Thursday, November 12, continued on Friday. –

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