Labuyo: Zambales towns under state of calamity
ZAMBLAES, Philippines — Towns in Zambales were put under a state of calamity due to the damage brought by Typhoon Labuyo (international codename Utor).
Mayors Desiree Edora of Masinloc and Napoleon Edquid of Candelaria declared a state of calamity in their respective towns effective August 12, after their towns sustained significant damage.
Strong winds and rain were still being felt in the northern towns of Zambales early Tuesday, August 13, even as Labuyo exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
The provincial Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) office said a portion of national highway in Sitio Pangolingan, Brgy Salaza in Palauig town eroded.
Only one lane is passable, and motorists are advised to be careful in passing through the area.
Classes in areas affected by the typhoon are still suspended in Sta. Cruz town, according to Mayor Consolacion Marty. - Rappler.com