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Philippines: Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) Worst Flooding in Decades in the Cagayan Valley Region (As of 16 November 2020)

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Typhoon Vamco/Ulysses lashed the main island of Luzon on 11-12 November, whipping destructive winds and dumping torrential rainfall over a wide area, triggering extensive flooding affecting eight regions.

Tens of thousands of homes in low-lying suburbs of the national capital were submerged in roof-level floods, trapping residents in their rooftops while awaiting rescue.

In Region II (Cagayan Valley), floods and landslides wreaked havoc in the northern provinces of Cagayan and Isabela on 13 November due to the rains brought by Vamco (Ulysses) and previous tropical cyclones and depressions. Local authorities called it the worst in the region in four decades.

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