The local government of Culion placed the whole municipality under a “state of calamity” on Thursday due to heavy rains caused by tropical storm Hanna.
Maxim Raymundo, municipal administrator, said they are now conducting an assessment of the damages brought by the storm.
“Ngayon ay patuloy ang ating relief operation. Ang ginagawa natin sa kasalukuyan ay evaluation ng lahat ng damages. Halos mag-iisang buwan na ramdam dito ang habagat at pinalakas pa lalo ng TS Hanna. Maraming nasira na bahay, nawalan ng hanap-buhay, at may mga kalsadang nasira din,” he said.
He said Barangays Galoc, Binudac, Burabod, Halsey, Malaking Patag, Jardin and De Carabao already declared a state of calamity even before the declaration of the municipal government.
He added that the declaration will allow them to use their calamity fund.
Meanwhile, the provincial government also distributed around 2,500 family food packs to the affected families in the towns of Culion, Coron, Busuanga, and Linapacan.
The 1,000 food packs will be distributed to Culion and 500 each for the other three municipalities.
Each food item contains 10 kilos of rice, 10 canned goods, 10 sachets of coffee and energy drink.