Typhoon Odette puts Ilocos Norte under state of calamity – NDRRMC

Ilocos Norte province was placed under a state of calamity due to the damage it sustained from Typhoon Odette (Usagi), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Sunday evening.

The NDRRMC, in its 7 p.m. update, said the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council "declared the whole province of Ilocos Norte under the State of Calamity."

"On 22 September 2013, PDRRMC Ilocos Norte convened the council and declared the whole province of Ilocos Norte under the State of Calamity," it said.

Also, the NDRRMC reported at least one more person was reported missing in Mansalay town in Mindoro Oriental.

It identified the missing person as Emar Pintazon, 13, who went fishing aboard his motor banca Saturday, Sept. 21, but has yet to return. The NDRRMC said the death toll remains at two.

Also, it said Odette had affected at least 4,326 families or 19,992 people in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, and Cordillera.

Some 50 houses had been destroyed while 145 were damaged, it added.

The NDRRMC said Batanes and Calayan are still experiencing power interruptions but as a preventive measure of the National Power Corp.

Sablayan and Abra de Ilog in Occidental Mindoro are also experiencing power interruptions, it added. – KDM, GMA News

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Ayungin dilemma Ramon Casiple - Parallaxis
    Ayungin dilemma

    China faces a dilemma in Ayungin Shoal and other contested areas. If it waits for the ITLOS—which may decide against it—it would have tacitly bound itself to UNCLOS and risk a rogue state reputation if it asserts its claim in the South China Sea. If its militarily acts now, it may face international isolation. …

  • 48 nabbed in biggest anti-trafficking catch in Bongao VERA Files - The Inbox
    48 nabbed in biggest anti-trafficking catch in Bongao

    By Jake Soriano, VERA Files Bongao, Tawi-tawi—A team of Marines and policemen intercepted around noon Thursday 48 people, 12 of them minors, believed recruited by a human trafficking syndicate for work in Malaysia. The arrest constitutes what advocates called the … Continue reading → …

  • Docs vow to pay right taxes, make peace with BIR VERA Files - The Inbox
    Docs vow to pay right taxes, make peace with BIR

    By Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files Leaders of the medical profession have made peace with their former adversary, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and joined forces in a campaign to get doctors to pay the right taxes. BIR Commissioner … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options