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.


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

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