The Philippine government declared a state of disaster in six areas affected by Hurricane Roy, which caused hundreds of deaths as it passed through the center of the archipelago last week, with rescue services continuing efforts to reach the affected areas.
President Rodrigo Duterte announced the disaster situation during his weekly speech on Tuesday night and will allow local governments to use their respective emergency funds to help communities devastated by the meteorite.
According to the President, the announcement will allow to control the prices of basic commodities and expedite recovery and relief operations in Mimaropa, Central Vyas, Karaka, West Vyas, North Mindanao and East Vyas.
The hurricane, which blew at 240km / h last Thursday, passed through nine islands from east to west, causing significant damage to homes and infrastructure, and at least 375 people were killed and hundreds killed. According to police and civil defense figures, the injured.
In this sense, the National Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) estimates that more than 500,000 displaced people and more than one million people have been affected by the hurricane.
The NDRRMC said on Wednesday that Roy had damaged more than 15,000 homes, while 239 locations had been left without electricity and 67 affected roads and nine bridges had been damaged, affecting five airports and 122 ports.
The country has been hit by a hurricane known as Ode, the fifteenth to hit the Philippines this year, at a subtle moment due to fears about a new omigran variant of the virus that causes Kovit-19.