Assessment on Disaster Preparedness

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II. Name of Proponent/ Institution: PIMSAT Colleges

III. Address: Bolosan District, Dagupan City, Pangasinan 2400

a. Name and Designation of Faculty/ Researcher

Rodrigo P. de Vera, Jr., Ed.D.- Research Leader


Rosita Carvajal

3/E Armado Deleňa

2/M Eduardo Poblete

Oliver Quinto

b. Name of Institution: PIMSAT Colleges

c. Name of Head of Institution: Atty. Rebene Carrera

IV. Contact Information: 09086548323/

V. Background of the Study

Dagupan City is a major urban center in Northern Luzon. It is a sub-regional center for trade and commerce, finance, education and health services of Region 1 ( With a population of 161, 375, it is located along the seacoast and at the eastern margin on the delta of Agno River (Dagupan City Disaster Coordinating Council, 2011). It has a total land area of 4008 hectares with 31 barangays. It lies one meter above sea level and Pantal River flows through the city. This poor elevation of the City makes it more vulnerable to flooding. This geological characteristic of Dagupan is the reason why the City is the catch basin of flood waters from the neighboring towns as there are seven river systems that traverse Dagupan City, all of which drain out to the Lingayen Gulf. Flooding occurs due to the exit point of the two bigger river systems in Pangasinan, namely the Agno and the Toboy-Tolong rivers and by the onset of high tide.It is with this reason that when there are heavy rains, storm surges and typhoon, Dagupan City is directly affected with flood. Typhoons are responsible…...

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