La Union declared under state of calamity

La Union declared under state of calamity

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – La Union was put under a state of calamity due to heavy damage and destruction caused by super yphoon
“Lawin” that battered Northern Luzon and other provinces.

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Governor Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III, who signed the resolution to the effect passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), reported
reported that “Lawin” destroyed at least P250-million in infrastructure projects and agricultural crops, mostly ready-to-harvest rice plants.

In a special session Friday afternoon, Vice Governor Aureo Nisce and the SP members unanimously approved the resolution after Ortega made an urgent request to declare the province under a state of calamity to allow them to use the calamity fund to help those affected by the
typhoon.

Based on the report of the provincial disaster risk reduction management office, a total of P216-million in infrastructure, such as bridges, roads, public buildings and facilities were destroyed, while damages in agricultural crops, such as rice, corn, vegetables and fish, is about P22-million.

Two persons were killed and two others were injured at the height of the typhoon that also destroyed power lines and other communication
facilities . Jun Elias-northboundasia.com