UPDATE: Police conduct rescue operations in heavily flooded villages due to torrential rains brought by Severe Tropical Storm Ineng .
(3rd UPDATE) Police conduct rescue operations in heavily flooded villages due to torrential rains brought by Severe Tropical Storm InengPublished 12:39 PM, August 24, 2019 Updated 5:34 PM, August 24, 2019 RESCUE. Police evacuate a woman and her newborn in the heavily flooded Barangay 7B in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, on August 24, 2019. Photo by Edison Deus MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Ilocos Norte was placed under a state of calamity Saturday afternoon, August 24, after Severe Tropical Storm Ineng (Bailu) and the southwest monsoon brought heavy rains that caused massive flooding in the province. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan voted in favor of a resolution to declare a state of calamity in the province due to Ineng during an emergency session on Saturday afternoon. The declaration of a state of calamity was recommended by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. The Laoag City Council first declared a state of calamity in the city Saturday morning, as the city was hard-hit by flooding. "The City Government is exerting all its efforts to address the situation especially for those affected or displaced by the flooding caused by Typhoon Ineng," the city government said Saturday morning. City Mayor Michael Marcos Keon suspended work and classes at all levels in Laoag City on Saturday,"due to heavy rainfall and flood hazards" brought by Ineng. Police conducted rescue operations in heavily-flooded areas such as Barangay 7B in Laoag City, where they evacuated a woman and her newborn using the interior of a discarded refrigerator. IMPROVISED BOAT. Police use a junk fridge to move a woman and her infant in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, on August 24, 2019. Photo by Edison Deus According to the Laoag City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Ineng affected a total of 109 families or 403 people in the city. Over a hundred families were being served in 11 of the city’s evacuation centers as of Saturday. Other parts of Ilocos Norte experienced flooding as well. – Rappler.com In these changing times, courage and clarity become even more important. Take discussions to the next level with Rappler PLUS — your platform for deeper insights, closer collaboration, and meaningful action. Sign up today and access exclusive content, events, and workshops curated especially for those who crave clarity and collaboration in an intelligent, action-oriented community. As a bonus, we’re also giving a free 1-year Booky Prime membership for the next 200 subscribers. Read more: Rappler
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