State of calamity declared in Ilocos Norte province due to Typhoon Neneng | Inquirer News

State of calamity declared in Ilocos Norte province due to Typhoon Neneng

/ 06:51 PM October 17, 2022
Typhoon "Neneng" triggered widespread flooding in Laoag City, the capital of Ilocos Norte province, on Sunday, Oct. 16. (Photo courtesy of Laoag City government)

Typhoon Neneng triggered widespread flooding in Laoag City, the capital of Ilocos Norte province, on Sunday, October 16, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Laoag City government)

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — A state of calamity was declared in Ilocos Norte province on Monday due to the extent of damage to agriculture and infrastructure in the wake of Typhoon Neneng (international name: Nesat).

The provincial board of Ilocos Norte approved a resolution for the declaration during its regular session, Vice Gov. Cecilia Araneta Marcos said in a statement.

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She said the move would allow the provincial government to tap its quick response fund for some 14,277 individuals from at least 10 areas in the province who were affected by severe flooding.

READ: Neneng affected at least 27,500 in Northern Luzon – NDRRMC

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The provincial disaster risk reduction and management council also reported on Monday that the damage to infrastructure and agriculture had reached around P103.5 million. INQ

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