Number of typhoon-affected families rise, says NDRRMC

Published September 20, 2018, 12:26 PM

by iManila Developer

By Francis Wakefield

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRDMC) Thursday said that the total number of families affected by Typhoon “Ompong” has further risen to close to 350,000 days after the most powerful weather disturbance struck the country.


NDRRMC executive director and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) administrator Ricardo B. Jalad said that based on the latest update at 6 a.m. Thursday, a total of 345,158 families or 1,436,997 persons from 4,216 barangays in Regions 1, 2, 3, CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), National Capital Region (NCR) and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

Of the total, 34,655 families or 139,609 persons are being served inside and outside evacuation centers.

Jalad also disclosed that a total of 43 incidents (landslides, flooding, road slip, land subsidence, and vehicular accident
were also monitored in Regions MIMAROPA, 5, 6, and CAR.

Jalad said damages to agriculture and infrastructure in five regions of the country (1, 2, 3, CALABARZON, CAR) haw now reached P16, 703,047,631.02.

Of the number, the damage to agriculture has already reached P14, 339,237,631.02 while for infrastructure it has reached P2,363,810,000.00. About 171,932 farmers were also affected.

Also, a total of 295 road sections and six bridges were affected in Regions 1, 2, 3, 5 and CAR of which 232 road sections and four bridges were reported passable already.

Posadas also said a total of 393 areas were reported flooded in Regions 1, 3, CALABARZON and MIMAROPA as of Wednesday of which 88 areas have already subsided.

Also, a total of 44,599 houses (3,610 totally and 40,989 partially) from Regions 1, 2, 3 and CAR, were damaged by Ompong.

Jalad said a total of P65, 323,942.67 worth of assistance from OCD, Department of Health, and other agencies were provided to the victims.