Governor Imee R. Marcos ordered the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) to stay on red alert as efforts are intensified for the safety and early recovery of the province from the devastation brought by Typhoon ‘Ineng’ in the province over the weekend.
Prompting local government officials to place the province under a state of calamity on August 22, 2015, Ineng has reportedly left an estimated Php 600 million worth of damages.
According to the Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC), cost of damage to infrastructure now stands at Php 586,231,580.00 while agricultural damage has reached Php 59, 487,159.40 as of August 24. The figures are still expected to rise in the coming days.
Numbers of affected individuals, families and barangays have climbed up to 83,220, 19,452 and 238, respectively. Reported death toll from the typhoon stood at one, with ten injured and one still missing.
As of today, roads in Nalasin and Talugtog, Solsona and Barong and Elizabeth, Dingras remain impassable due to severe flooding.
Meanwhile, Governor Marcos announced today that Ilocanos could undergo a free medical check-up and treatment of typhoon-related diseases in Provincial Hospital and several district hospitals in Ilocos Norte until Friday, August 28.
The medical teams earlier deployed by the Provincial Capitol reported an increase risk in widespread respiratory tract infection including diarrhea and flu and a dengue outbreak after the typhoon.
Governor Marcos also added that Ilocanos can avail of the free transportation service from Laoag City proper to Lapaz, Gabu and San Mateo starting today while those who will be going to the routes of Laoag-Pagudpud, Laoag-San Nicolas-Batac-Paoay, Laoag-Dingras-Solsona will be accommodated beginning tomorrow. The free service will be implemented by the Metro Ilocos Norte Council’s (MINC) Night Express and will last until Thursday, August 27.
With the strong wind and heavy rain brought by the typhoon, a province-wide power cut off is being experienced since yesterday caused by a toppled electric tower at Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur.
“Restoration of the toppled tower along San Esteban-Laoag 115kV line is currently in full swing. Target completion of restoration is August 26 as we are still being delayed because of inaccessibility and inclement weather,” said National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.
To address the massive power cut off in the province, the Provincial Capitol, several municipal and city halls and the pumping stations of the Ilocos Norte Water District are offering free charging of devices and free calls to Ilocanos.
Since yesterday, Governor Marcos has been seeking for the assistance from the national government and appealing to NGCP to fast track the repairing of the toppled electric tower. She has also asked local gasoline stations to stock up in preparation for a rise in demand in fuel.—Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, Communications and Media Office
For reference, contact Mr. June Arvin C. Gudoy of PGIN – Communications and Media Office at 0915 396 1332.
In the wake of the most recent typhoon ‘Ineng’ (international name: Goni), the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) has declared Ilocos Norte under state of calamity following a total estimated worth of damages of Php 456,878,938.65 has been recorded as of August 23, 2015.
According to the Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC), damages to agriculture amounted to Php 55,082,358.65 while infrastructure reached Php 401,796,580.00.
PDRRMC has also reported that some 17,434 families, 75,348 individuals and 221 barangays have been affected by the typhoon in Ilocos Norte.
Meanwhile, Governor Marcos said that “the three medical teams of the Provincial Capitol has reported a widespread respiratory tract infection; diarrhea, flue and dengue (brought by the typhoon) and it is helping us that we have earlier distributed medicines like ‘hyposol’ during Capitol Express.”
Governor Marcos continues to seek more support on behalf of the affected communities in terms of medicines, relief operations, immediate attention to the damages in the roads and infrastructure in the province.
As of today, several areas in the province like Brgy. Laureta, Nagapatpatan, Sta. Ana, Lipay, Nalasin, Bagbag, Puttao, Bagbago, Solsona, Cabaroan, Cabulalaan, Bacarra, Baresbes, Barong, Elizabeth, San Marcelino, Francisco, Lanas, Ver, Dingras, Caestebanan and Banna remain impassable due to severe flooding. While power lines have been restored in 18 areas in the province.
PDRRMC also added that Ineng has injured nine from the municipalities of Badoc, Piddig, Solsona and Marcos, claimed one life in Badoc due to being hit by a fallen tree while one is reportedly missing in Solsona.
Governor Marcos said that the Province of Ilocos Norte remains to be on red-alert until Tuesday as Ineng is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Monday morning.—Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, Communications and Media Office
As Typhoon ‘Ineng’ downed electric transmission lines and toppled numerous electric poles, Governor Imee Marcos is appealing to the Department of Energy (DOE), National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Energy Development Corporation-Burgos (EDC), North Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation (NLREC), Northwind and several power companies to help in the immediate restoration of power supply in Ilocos Norte.
In a text message, NGCP explained that the toppled electric tower in Brgy. Nagtupakan, along Sta. Maria River, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur resulted to the power outage currently experienced in the entire province of Ilocos Norte.
“We cannot give yet estimated time of restoration of power as the electric site is under seven feet deep raging water flood. Motorized boat can’t get thru the area…we hope that the weather condition improves so that we can enter and fix the toppled electric tower,” NCGP added.
Meanwhile, Governor Marcos has also been calling on local gasoline stations in Ilocos Norte to check their stockpile of fuel and replenish it to ensure steady and reliable supply for generators in hospitals, important installations and to be used during rescue operations. –Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, Communications and Media Office
For reference, contact Mr. June Arvin C. Gudoy of PGIN – Communication and Media Office at 0915 396 1332
After being declared under state of calamity on Saturday reporting a nearly P500 million damage to Ilocos Norte’s agriculture and infrastructure, the Provincial Government is seeking for immediate assistance from the national government to restore the damages caused by Typhoon Ineng which struck Northern Luzon on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
Governor Imee Marcos has already requested assistance particularly planting materials for the Ilocano farmers including rice seeds, vegetable seeds and fertilizers as well as livestock. The fisheries sector, she added, is also in need of tilapia, bangus and malaga fingerlings.
With over P401 million damages to infrastructure, the province is also in need of building and construction materials such as corrugated GI sheets, nails and local tanguile. Due to the heavy rain and strong wind, some portions of the Sabo Dam in the Solsona and Dingras has been damaged and overflowed which triggered severe flooding in nearby areas.
In order to hasten relief operations, the province is also seeking for additional search and rescue equipment such as fiberglass rescue boats, rubber boats with outboard motors, rescue ropes, hybrid brand electric winch, life vests, hydraulic cable cutter, life buoy cans, hard hats, rain coats, wheel burrows and flood lights.
Governor Marcos also seeks support for additional medicines in the province as the medical teams of the provincial government have reported widespread respiratory tract infection like diarrhea, flu and dengue outbreak.
As of August 23, 2015, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported a total of P456,878,938.65 damages in Ilocos Norte.
Gov. Marcos said the Provincial Government continues its intensified efforts for the safety and early recovery of the Ilocanos.—Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, Communications and Media Office