THE Tagum City Government in Davao del Norte has declared a state of calamity due to incessant rains that triggered flooding and damaged P3 million worth in agriculture and infrastructure.

The eighth City Council passed Resolution 1652, declaring a state of calamity brought about by the sheer line weather system, which resulted in flooding in the city.

The Council said in the resolution that six barangays were highly affected, namely, Pagsabangan, Mankilam, San Miguel, Canocotan, Bincungan and Busaon.

According to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC), a total of 6,643 families or more than 30,000 individuals have been affected as of January 18.

CDRRMC also reported a total of P2.7 million damage in agriculture and a total of P1,184,697.50 in infrastructure, bringing the total amount of damage to P3,884,697.

As of Wednesday, January 26, some of the affected families had already returned to their respective residences as flood in their area had subsided.

The City Government is continuously distributing relief goods to the affected families.