Ilagan City, Isabela – As tropical storm Paeng drenched Cagayan Valley with record high rainfall over the past few days, the city of Ilagan has logged an estimated P10 million worth of agricultural damages.
Based on the report of the City Agriculture Office, most of the crops wrecked by the flooding are hybrid crops, rice and corn.
The CAO of Ilagan added that over 485 hectares of the said crops have been obliterated by the effects of the storm.
Hundreds of affected local farmers have reached out to the aid of the local and provincial government which are now giving out relief assistance.
Mayor Jay Diaz told 98.5 iFM Cauayan that they will provide extensive assistance to the affected farmers and their families amid the crisis.
PaengPH has not only damaged Isabela but also majority of Cagayan Valley as rains pounded the region prompting NIA MARIIS to open all gates of the Magat Dam.
Pagasa also hoisted the alarm and critical levels of the Cagayan River basin due to the staggering amount of rainfall from the storm. TNF