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State of calamity up in Pampanga

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Upon recommendation of the provincial risk reduction and management council headed by Gov. Dennis “Delta” Pineda, the sangguniang panlalawigan presided by Vice Gov. Lilia “Nanay” Pineda declared on July 31 the province of Pampanga under a state of calamity.

The declaration embodied in Resolution 8058 was precipitated by the effects of Supertyphoon Egay that started battering the province on July 21, followed by “the continuing enhancement” of the southwest monsoons and Typhoon Falcon up to July 31.

As of date, a report submitted to the PDRRMC put the extent of damages around the province with floodings in 232 barangays in 15 local government units affecting 144,340 families of 512,722 individuals; 6,057 individuals in 112 evacuation centers; 3,770 farmers and fishermen affected with damage in agriculture amounting to P315,234,225.

Earlier, the municipalities of Macabebe, Masantol, San Simon, and Sto. Tomas were also declared under state of calamity by their respective sangguniang bayans.

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