Floods hit Dagupan due to high tide

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 03 2012 06:58 PM | Updated as of Jul 04 2012 02:58 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Downtown Dagupan City in Pangasinan was submerged in floods Tuesday morning even though there was no rain in the area.

Five barangays were submerged in floods measuring approximately 2 meters above sea level at 10 a.m. due to the high tide.

Residents said the sudden rise of water was very unusual compared to their previous experience of flooding in the past months.

According to the city engineer’s office, the floodwaters came from the silted rivers in the area, particularly from Pantal River.

Authorities said the flood subsided Tuesday afternoon. -- Report from Jing Vallejos, ABS-CBN News Dagupan