By Nino Luces
SORSOGON CITY – The province of Sorsogon was placed under a state of calamity on Tuesday afternoon due to huge damages brought by Typhoon “Tisoy” on agriculture, fisheries and livestock.
Dong Mendoza, provincial information officer of Sorsogon confirmed to the Manila Bulletin that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan has declared a state of calamity after the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), led by governor Chiz Escudero, convened Tuesday afternoon.
Mendoza said, Sorsogon had obtained zero casualty at the height of typhoon, but the initial damage brought by “Tisoy” reached P667,331,900.
He said, at least P640, 904, 040 cost of damage to agriculture had been recorded, P14.2 million in fisheries while P12, 227,500 on livestock.
“Hindi pa po kasama ang infra diyan,” he added.
Meanwhile, the whole province was still powerless as of Tuesday night while signals of telecommunications companies were not yet available in some municipalities of the province as of press time.
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