Camarines Sur, Oriental Mindoro declare state of calamity

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Camarines Sur and Oriental Mindoro are now under state of calamity.

Due to widespread devastation Typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri) has brought, provincial board of Camarines Sur and Oriental Mindoro  has declared a state of calamity in the areas on Wednesday. 

Rosario Polillo, acting provincial board secretary of Camarines Sur, certified the resolution declaring a state of calamity for six months or until the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) considers it necessary. 

According to the latest update of Bicol’s Office of Civil Defense, 1,964 houses were destroyed by Tisoy, while 24,292 were damaged. 

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Aftermath of Typhoon Tisoy in Camarines Sur (Image source: coconut.co)

On the other hand, Oriental Mindoro was also placed under a state of calamity after the typhoon flooded the villages, damaged several houses, and shut down communication lines. 

The typhoon was reported to have brought damage to properties, crops, and infrastructure almost amounting to P400 million. 

PDRRMC said the agriculture sector lost P300 million, while damage to infrastructure was approximately P90 million. 

Moreover, the province recorded two casualties who were identified as Ildefonso Delos Santo, 59 and Jesie Santos, 37, of Baco and Pinamalayan town, respectively. 

Meanwhile, they said nice other residents were injured. 

Earlier, a state of calamity was declared in the provinces of Albay, Sorsogon, and in the city of Naga, wherein Tisoy also left destruction to houses, properties, and crops.

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