At least P286.3-M in damage caused by ‘Quinta’ in Bicol; 8 reported missing

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – Initial estimates showed that Typhoon Quinta (international name: Molave) cuased damage and losses amounting to P286,287, 947.77 in agriculture, fisheries, infrastructure, including electrical facilities, the Office of the Civil (OCD) Bicol reported Tuesday morning.

OCD-Bicol spokesperson Gremil Naz said that P225,384,082.17 was the damage in agriculture and fisheries in Camarines Sur, while P60,903,865.60 was the damage in fisheries, agriculture and coconuts in the province of Sorsogon.

Sorsogon also reported P1.04 million in damage to electrical facilities, and P25 million damage to flood control infrastructure.

Naz explained that the reported damage in agriculture and fisheries was still subject for verification by the Department of Agriculture (DA), Bureau Fisheries and Aquatice Resources (BFAR) and Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA).

Naz also said that a total of 6,671 of houses was damaged by typhoon Quinta in Bicol,  6,428 of which were partially damaged, and 243 totally damaged.

“Damage report by the provinces is subject for verification by the DSWD Field Office Bicol,” Naz said.

Naz said that there were still eight missing persons reported due to typhoon Quinta.

He said that one person remains missing in Camarines Sur, and seven in the province of Catanduanes.