The provincial government of La Union is now under a state of calamity, by virtue of Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 1413 approved on Friday, October 15.
According to local officials, the province has been gravely affected by Severe Tropical Storm Maring, which ravaged La Union last week.
“As of October 14, in the initial Damage Report of (STS) Maring in La Union, 259 barangays, 38,812 families, 135,881 persons, and 4,263 houses were affected. According to the same report, two people were injured, three missing persons, and no death,” the resolution read.