LEGAZPI CITY (PNA)–The Sangguniang Panlala-wigan of Albay held a special session to pass Resolution No. 255-2016 declaring the entire pro-vince of Albay under a state of calamity due to typhoon Nina.
Vice Governor Harold Imperial on Monday said a P23-million calamity fund was available so the pro-vince could recover from the damage wrought by typhoon Nina.
He said the typhoon caused heavy damage in the entire province, parti-cularly in the first and second districts.
The first district is composed of Tiwi, Malinao, Malilipot, Bacacay and Tabaco City while the third district consists of the towns of Guinobatan, Oas, Polan-gui, Libon and Ligao City.
In the third district, especially in Polangui town, 70 percent of the houses have been totally destroyed, said Imperial.
The provincial govern-ment of Albay has been evacuating a quarter of a million families since Fri-day evening. These were the villagers threatened by strong winds, flood, mud and lahar flows, storm surges and landslides.
On Sunday evening, the state weather bureau declared Albay under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3.
Meanwhile, personnel of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines have been working 24/7 to restore power transmission service after an outage hit portions of Albay province.