By Francis Wakefield
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Tuesday said that a total of P1, 491,789 worth of damages to agriculture was recorded in Occidental Mindoro due to the effects of the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat enhanced by Tropical Storm Henry.
In its latest situational report (SitRep) No.3 for Henry and the enhanced Southwest Monsoon, the NDRRMC said that a total of P78,900 worth of damage to agriculture was registered in Magsaysay town while P1, 412,889 was registered in Mamburao Occidental Mindoro.
On the affected population, a total of 2,401 families or 7,489 persons were affected in Regions III, MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and National Capital Region.
Of the number of families affected, a total of 2,382 families or 7,880 persons were being served inside and outside evacuation centers.
Fortunately, no casualties has been reported so far.
With regard to suspension of classes, a total of 142 cities/municipalities suspended classes in all levels on Wednesday (July 18, 2018) in Regions II, III, CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), MIMAROPA, Cordillera Autonomous Region and NCR suspended classes in their respective areas.
As of 8 p.m., Tuesday, a total of 482 passengers, seven vessels and 12 motorbancas were stranded in ports.
A total of 23 houses were also partially damaged in Region III.
As of 7 a.m. Wednesday, the Philippine National Railways (PNR) suspended all services due to flooding in the Main Line South, Manila Division Area 1.
According to the NDRRMC, Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA will experience Monsoon rains caused by the Southwest Monsoon. Possible flooding and landslide due to light to moderate with occasional heavy rains will also be experience.