PH Government Declares National State of Calamity Status Due to Typhoon Nona

Blown away by the typhoon Nona, this house become roofless. Photo by Janina Elena Carpio

Forty killed, 24 hurt, and six were still missing as Nona slammed Southern Luzon and Visayas.

Due to the situation, PNoy decided to declare State of National Calamity in order to improve and hasten the rescue and government action.

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said President Aquino issued Proclamation No. 1186 “declaring a state of national calamity to hasten the rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Nona.”

The last time the President declare State of National Calamity is last 2013, during the massive destruction of typhoon Yolanda.

The state of calamity will last as long as the President said so.

As of now, NDRRMC said that there is a toatal of 76,796 were affected and 132,122 houses were destroyed.

On the other hand, typhoon Onyok was already dissolved to Low Pressure Area but still Northern Luzon will experience cold or partially rainy days because of the tail end of cold front.