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18 Valenzuela barangays under state of calamity due to 'Gener'
'Gener' out of PHL territory, new cyclone spotted. Residents ride on makeshift rafts during a heavy downpour along a flooded street in Malabon City on Wednesday. PAGASA said Tropical Storm Gener made landfall over Taiwan on Thursday morning but warned of a new cyclone spotted approaching extreme northern Luzon. Reuters/Erik De Castro
Valenzuela City placed 18 of its villages under a state of calamity Thursday after being battered by heavy rain and floods in the wake of typhoon "Gener" (Saola).
City public information officer Ana Mejia said this stemmed from a meeting attended by Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian and disaster management officials and village officials.
"Meron tayong 18 barangay na affected ng 'Gener.' Meron tayong ia-announce na 18 barangay na nag-declare ng state of calamity," she said in an interview on dzBB radio.
She said the city has a total of 33 villages.
In a post on its Facebook page, the city government said the villages to be placed under a state of calamity include:
- Arkong Bato
- Pariancillo Villa
- Veinte Reales
- Wawang Pulo
Earlier, Navotas City was placed under a state of calamity after also suffering much damage from rain and floods caused by "Gener." –KG, GMA News
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