Camarines Sur under state of calamity after 'Nina'

Jessa Mylce Mella, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 26 2016 12:16 PM | Updated as of Dec 26 2016 04:15 PM

PILI, Camarines Sur - A state of calamity was declared in this coastal province after Typhoon "Nina" (international name: Nock-Ten) damaged houses and toppled power lines.

The storm's wind gusts, which topped at 250 kilometers per hour, overturned trucks and moved them to the side of the highway.

The roofs of concrete structures were blown off while palm-thatch huts were leveled to the ground.

A truck is blown to the side of the highway in Camarines Sur. Jessa Mylce Mella, ABS-CBN News

Some 61,400 families in the province fled to evacuation centers amid the onslaught of the typhoon that caused province-wide power outages, said Chie Bermeo, head of the provincial disaster council. 

Three people sustained minor injuries, Bermeo said.

Camarines Sur is appealing for aid as relief supplies will only last for three days.