CITY OF SAN FERNANDO–Three towns in Aurora province were placed by the provincial government under state of calamity.
Aurora Governor Gerardo Noveras has declared the towns of Casiguran, Dilasag and Dinalungan under state of calamity. The three towns were isolated during the onslaught of typhoon “Labuyo.”
The province experienced storm signal Number 3 which caused a landslide that blocked the road going to these towns.
Classes from elementary to college remain suspended in these towns given the effects of the typhoon.
Based on the latest report of the Office of the Civil Defense in Central Luzon (OCD 3), the typhoon has also caused more than P134 million worth of damages in agriculture and another P136 million worth of infrastructure in Aurora.
In the same province, at least 146 houses were totally damaged while 1,396 houses were partially damaged.
As of press time, about 1,992 individuals (594 families) from towns of Casiguran, Dingalan, Dipaculao, Maria Aurora and San Luis were evacuated into 35 evacuation centers.
There were no reported deaths in the province.
National Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Council Undersecretary Eduardo Del Rosario, along with OCD 3 Chief Josefina Timoteo, have conducted aerial inspection in Aurora. They have also conducted relief operations to affected families. ●Charlene A. Cayabyab
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