TUGUEGARAO CITY -- The Provincial Government of Batanes has declared a state of calamity due to the damage wrought by Typhoon Ferdie.
Officials of the regional Office of Civil Defense (OCD) have estimated damage to agricultural crops at about P37 million.
They have yet to assess the extent of damage to infrastructure but post-typhoon inspections have shown damaged government buildings and churches, destroyed houses and fallen electrical lines.
OCD regional director Norma Talosig has estimated that power supply will be restored in two to three weeks' time.
Batanes residents have been pleading for potable drinking water, food, generating sets, water pumps, transformers, galvanized iron for damaged roofs, and construction materials, she added. (PNA)