Seniang: Areas under state of calamity
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MANILA, Philippines – Several areas have been placed under a state of calamity since Monday, December 29, after they experienced heavy rains, floods, and other emergencies due to Tropical Storm Seniang (international name Jangmi).
A declaration of state of calamity forces a 60-day price freeze on basic goods. It also allows the appropriation of calamity funds, among other emergency acts. The declaration needs the approval of the council in the case of cities and municipalilites, or of the board in the case of provinces.
The following areas have been placed under a state of calamity:
- Agusan del sur
- Misamis Oriental
- Asuncion, Davao del Norte
- Butuan City
- Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental
- Enrique, Negros Occidental
You can help report critical information such as flooded areas, damaged roads, or people in need of rescue by reporting your location and the situation on the Project Agos Disaster Alert Map.