The declaration of the state of calamity in the province of Cavite is made today, July 23, at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. Governor Jesus Crispin C. Remulla addressed the number of areas affected by southwest monsoon caused by tropical depression “Henry,” “Inday” and lately “Josie.”
Remulla had shown sympathy especially to the cities and municipalities and parts of Imus, which are nearby the coastal area, were “much affected” by the habagat.
The governor had suspended classes at all levels a couple of times during the past weeks due to habagat rains that caused floods particularly in some areas of the province’s lowland districts.
The areas affected are Cavite City, Kawit, Rosario and Noveleta (1st district), Bacoor (2nd) and Imus (3rd). The other province’s seaside or coastal municipalities affected by are Tanza (6th), Naic, Ternate, and Maragondon (7th)
Bacoor declared earlier a state of calamity following 63 of its 73 barangays were affected by flooding due to Tropical Depression Inday.
Naic also made a declaration after 12 barangays were flooded due to the downpour spawned by Tropical Storm Henry’s habagat.
Remulla earlier led the distribution of some 16,000 packs of rice to the fisher families in Ternate, Naic, Tanza, Noveleta and Cavite City.
News Source: Manila Bulletin