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Impact Assessment of the Flood Victims of Super Typhoon Ulysses in the Municipalities of Alcala and Gattaran, Cagayan, Philippines

Roje Marie A. Clemente, Maribel L. Fernandez, Engr. Richard T. Rosqueta

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Int. J. Biosci.20(6), 197-207, June 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/20.2.1-20

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The study was conducted at the Municipality of Alcala and Gattaran, Cagayan, Philippines, from January 2021 to December 2021 to assess the impact of megafloods caused by Typhoon Ulysses. The study employed a quantitative descriptive research approach with four hundred fifty (450) respondents drawn at random from each town. It sought to determine the sociodemographic and socioeconomic statuses of flood victims. The data were analyzed using statistical tools that were readily available. Results show that the damage assessment of typhoon Ulysses in agricultural crops, high-value commercial crops, poultry and livestock, infrastructure and fisheries in the Municipality of Alcala has a total amount of P56,298,000.00 and a total amount of P349,003,500.00 in the Municipality of Gattaran, Cagayan. A total of 6,565 families were affected in Alcala and 3,228 families in Gattaran, Cagayan, with six people drowned and electrocuted. The majority of respondents are male, aged 40-50, married, Ilokano, with elementary and higher education, and belong to a nuclear family. The result of the study shows that most families affected by typhoon Ulysses were caused by the 3 meters and above level of water and this also caused severe trauma in the community which was affected their source of income. Thus, the Municipality of Alcala and Gattaran is vulnerable to flooding and drought that bring the farmers earned low and acquired a low production in the agricultural sector. Furthermore, the results served as the baseline information for the agricultural extension workers to introduce appropriate actions and technology to be disseminated.


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Impact Assessment of the Flood Victims of Super Typhoon Ulysses in the Municipalities of Alcala and Gattaran, Cagayan, Philippines

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