DAET, Camarines Norte, Jan. 9 (PIA) – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) recorded almost P1.55 billion worth of damages to agriculture and infrastructures after TD Usman hit most towns in Camarines Norte.
As of Tuesday, Jan. 8, PDRRMO reported that of the P1.55B worth of damages, agricultural lost was almost P414.8M; fisheries and aquatics were more than P15.4M; livestock and poultry were close to P3M; infrastructures such as roads and bridges were P72M; irrigation facilities were more than P1B; schools, P19.4M; electrical facilities, P2.3M and water facilities P7.8M.
Camarines Norte was placed under a state of calamity due to heavy floods brought by typhoon Usman and continuous downpour of heavy rains. It was unanimously approved through Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 0654 through a special session held Dec. 31.
Earlier, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) headed by Governor Edgardo Tallado convened for an assessment meeting and eventually pass a resolution recommending to the SP to place the province under the state of calamity.
Antonio E. España, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer said that there were 14 casualties due to landslide and drowning in the towns of Labo, Jose Panganiban, Basud, Vinzons and Labo while 13 persons were missing.
Affected population was 17,107 families inside evacuation centers and 811 families outside evacuation centers.
He said that there were 525 totally damaged houses while 1,693 were partially smashed.
Flooding and landslides were noted in roads and bridges in some areas in the towns of Capalonga, Labo, Jose Panganiban, Sta. Elena, Basud and Daet as a result of typhoon Usman’s devastation. (RBManlangit, PIA5/Camarines Norte)
Source: PIA Feed