PAF helicopters bring aid to typhoon-hit areas in Ilocos Norte, Cagayan

This Philippine Air Force helicopter is delivering aid to typhoon-stricken residents of the city of Adams in Ilocos Norte province. The city remains isolated after Typhoon Neneng attacked. (Photo courtesy of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte)

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte—Relief supplies and other essential supplies were flown by Philippine Air Force (PAF) helicopters to the disaster-hit areas in Ilocos Norte and Cagayan provinces.

In a statement Monday (October 24), PAF spokesman Col. Ma. Consuelo Castillo said two PAF UH-1H helicopters delivered a total of 4,604 pounds of relief supplies, consisting of food packages, medicines and fuel, to the Adams community in Ilocos Norte on Sunday.

Adams, one of the hardest-hit areas during the attack of Typhoon Neneng (international name: Nesat), has been “isolated” from the rest of the province after road infrastructure was devastated by the typhoon, authorities said.

A W-3A “Sokol” attack helicopter was also deployed in Calayan Town, Cagayan Town, to bring relief supplies to residents who were still suffering the effects of the weather disturbances, Castillo said. INQ


State of disaster declared in Ilocos Norte province due to Typhoon Neneng


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