Research Paper |
Profile of the flood-affected families caused by Typhoon Ulysses and the Widespread flooding in Cagayan province
March 5, 2022
Josie Y. Bas-ong, Karen Joy A. Abalos, Rachelle Joy A. Consigna
Int. J. Biosci.20(6), 208-215, June 2022
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The study was conducted to establish baseline information about the socio-demographic and socio-economic status, effects, and damages of Typhoon Ulysses and the widespread flooding of 3,000 flood-affected families in the 10 municipalities and 1 city of Cagayan province. The study was done on a face-to-face interview with the aid of a structured questionnaire that served as the main tool for data collection. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. It shows that respondents are dominated by males with a mean age of 48, Ilocanos and Roman Catholic. Most of the respondents are married, belong to a 4-6 member nuclear family, and attained secondary education. The respondents are tenants in the land they are cultivating and not members of any organizations. Furthermore, the major source of their income is crop production. The identified Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources (AANR) related livelihood and rehabilitation need the most are free-range chicken production and bamboo production. They obtained information about the Ulysses flooding from the Municipal/Barangay announcement where they experienced a 3.1–6 meters depth of flood and assessed it as a severe effect of the typhoon that results in trauma. Sufficient relief goods were received during and after the flooding. Moreover, the damages of Typhoon Ulysses to crop production has an estimated amount of Php9,824,551.00, Php7,476,900.00 on houses and other properties, and Php2,444,100.00 on vehicles and machinery. Therefore, additional funding should be allocated for projects that focus on quick response, recovery, and rehabilitation of damage, particularly in AANR-related interventions.