BAGUIO CITY — The city council last Monday declared the city in state of calamity due to the damages wrought by typhoon “Cosme.”
The declaration was made upon the request of Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. after assessing the damage wrought by the howler and decided that the city would need to avail of the calamity fund to speed up the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure.
City Disaster Coordinating Council through action officer, city administrator Peter Fianza said there were no casualties.
The howler resulted to ten cases of landslides and five incidents of flooding. The strong winds also caused 55 cases of fallen trees and seven blown out roofs.
No estimate of amount for damages was released as investigations of the damaged infrastructures continued as of Friday.
City social welfare and development officer Betty Fangasan said there were 77 families evacuated due to the landslides and flooding.
CDCC chairman Mayor Bautista immediately activated the CDCC at the onset of heavy rains which caused massive power outages and rendered Kennon Road and Marcos Highway impassable last Saturday. # Aileen P. Refuerzo/PIO