Nueva Ecija under state of calamity due to ‘Karding’

Nueva Ecija under state of calamity due to ‘Karding’

THE Provincial Government of Nueva Ecija has declared a state of calamity following the onslaught of Super Typhoon Karding (Noru).

The Office of the Provincial Board issued Resolution 482-S-2022, declaring the whole province in a state of calamity due to the damage and destruction incurred from the weather system.

The resolution stated that the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council recommended the declaration of state of calamity “with extreme urgency.”

“In consideration of the huge damage and destruction sustained by the entire province, the PDRRMC, headed by Governor Aurelio Umali, recommended the declaration of a state of calamity in the whole province of Nueva Ecija in order that the calamity fund of the Provincial Government and the respective local government units in the province to be utilized to expedite the help and assistance that will be provided to their constituents,” the resolution read.

“The Sangguniang Panlalawigan, after evaluating the report and recommendation given by the PDRRMC, finds the declaration of the state of calamity necessary and with extreme urgency,” it added.

In a Facebook post, Umali said they will prioritize the distribution of assistance to the agricultural sector, which was badly affected by the typhoon.

He said they will also help those whose houses were damaged and to immediately bring back the power supply in the province.

In a situational report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, it said that a total of 8,252 individuals or 2,116 families in 65 barangays in Nueva Ecija were affected by the onslaught of Karding.

It said 6,680 individuals or 1,687 were still staying in evacuation centers. (SunStar Philippines)


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