P30M damage from floods may prompt state of calamity in Valencia, Negros Oriental


Floods brought by days of heavy rain may cause a state of calamity in Valencia town in Negros Oriental province.

Valencia town public information officer Desiderio Tilos Jr. said the damage was estimated at P30 million as of Jan. 19, Visayan Daily Star reported.

Tilos added Teves directed the town’s agriculture and engineering offices to submit evaluation reports (http://www.visayandailystar.com/2017/January/20/negor1.htm).

Valencia Mayor Edgar Teves inspected the damage caused by massive flooding especially at the Okoy River, Tilos said.

Heavy rain in recent days caused massive flooding, landslides, landslips, swelling and overflowing rivers and impassable roads and spillways.