Tarlac placed under state of calamity

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — The entire province of Tarlac was placed under the state of calamity due to the massive devastation caused by typhoon Lando.

The province-wide declaration of the state of calamity was approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan citing the report from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRMC) that typhoon Lando caused devastating effects in the province.

Based on the report from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), a total of 301 villages in Tarlac were submerged in floodwater, affecting some 51,221 families or 190,440 individuals.

A total of 189 houses were totally damaged while 1,509 houses were partially destroyed.

The extent of damages in infrastructure and agriculture were estimated at PHP223 million and PHP993 million, respectively.

The declaration of the state of calamity would allow the utilization of the province’s calamity fund or the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management fund for relief, recovery and rehabilitation programs. PNA