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6-month state of calamity declared in Camarines Sur

LEGAZPI CITY—Camarines Sur has been placed under a state of calamity on Wednesday after then- Typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri) inundated villages and damaged numerous houses toppled [power and communication lines.

In a resolution certified by acting provincial board secretary Rosario Polillo,  Camarines Sur will be under a state of calamity for six months or until the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council deems it necessary.

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24,292 houses were damaged by the typhoon, while 1,964 were destroyed, according to the latest report of the Office of Civil Defense – Bicol.

A state of calamity was also earlier declared in the provinces of Albay and Sorsogon, as well as Naga City, where Tisoy likewise left significant trails of destruction.

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