Tupi and 5 barangays in Tampakan under state of calamity

Climate Change/Environment • Sat Nov 4, 2017 11:03 PM  •  231   0
By John Unson
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A flooded home in Tupi, South Cotabato after heavy down pour. (contributed photo from MDRRMC)
A flooded home in Tupi, South Cotabato after heavy down pour. (contributed photo from MDRRMC)
SOUTH COTABATO --- Officials declared five barangays in Tampakan and the entire Tupi after rivers crisscrossing the two municipalities overflowed due to heavy downpours spawned by last week’s Tropical Storm Ramil.

Chief Inspector Aldrin Gonzales, spokesman of the Police Regional Office-12, said the chief of police in Tampakan has confirmed that only five towns were declared under state calamity by officials of the local government unit there.

He said the Tupi municipal police had also reported the town’s having been placed under state of calamity by local officials.

“In the case of Tupi, the entire town was placed under state of calamity according to the municipal police office there," Gonzales said.

Local officials said the flashfloods that hit the two towns destroyed more than P10 million worth of crops.
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