Diary of Ferdinand E. Marcos

July 20, 1972 Thursday

11:55 PM

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July 20, 1972

Thursday

Malacañan Palace

Manila

The flood has become worse and threatous to continue for the next several days because of a high pressure area northeast of the two depressions preventing them from moving away.

Clark Air Force Base still has not flown its big Chinook helicopters but the C-119 and C-130 have flown to NAB to pick up (not readable) for distribution in the isolated areas.

But a helicopter carrier (the Tripoli) with 20 helicopters with three other smaller ships, a Landing Platform Dock, Landing Ship Dock and Landing Ship Tank is arriving in 36 hours to help out.

And two DART’s (Disaster and Relief Teams) are coming from Okinawa.

Only one helicopter out of three that flew out to Pangasinan reached Lingayen. It was plotted by Cols. Macabuhay and David.

Another helicopter (my back-up helicopter) ferried Cong. Danding Cojuangco to Paniqui, Tarlac arriving there at 4:30 PM.

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July 20th (Con’t)

Malacañan Palace

Manila

The water of Lingayen Gulf seems to be connected by a body of water in Manila Bay. And the water is still rising.

I attach the reports.

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