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



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 Monday in Ilocos Norte province due to the extent of damage to agriculture and infrastructure in the aftermath of Typhoon Neneng (international name: Nesat).

The Ilocos Norte Provincial Council approved a resolution for the declaration during its regular session, Vice Governor Cecilia Araneta Marcos said in a statement.

She said the move would allow the provincial government to tap into its rapid response fund for some 14,277 people from at least 10 areas of the province who have been affected by severe flooding.

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

The provincial council for disaster risk reduction and management also reported on Monday that damage to infrastructure and agriculture reached around 103.5 million pesos. INQ

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