Nueva Ecija, Tarlac placed under state of calamity
MANILA, Philippines — The provinces of Nueva Ecija and Tarlac were placed under state of calamity after they were battered by typhoon “Santi” (international name Nari) last week.
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Executive Director Eduardo del Rosario told INQUIRER.net on Monday that the provinces were declared under state of calamity by their respective local governments.
Nueva Ecija was the hardest hit by the typhoon, followed by Tarlac.
San Miguel in Bulacan was earlier placed under state of calamity.
As of Monday, damages to agriculture and infrastructure due to the onslaught of Santi were estimated at P3 billion in Aurora and Nueva Ecija provinces alone.
The typhoon left 13 people killed.
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