‘Nina’ leaves P681M agri, infra damage—NDRRMC


Posted at Dec 29 2016 03:31 PM

‘Nina’ leaves P681M agri, infra damage—NDRRMC 1
A young resident checks out debris from a damaged house caused by Typhoon Nina on Wednesday. At least 132,908 families or 602,770 individuals were displaced after Typhoon Nina hit Southern Luzon, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. (NDRRMC). Raphael Bosano, ABS-CBN News

Damage to agriculture and infrastructure in areas devastated by Typhoon ‘Nina’ (international name: Nock-Ten) has reached P681 million, the National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday.

NDRRMC spokesperson Romina Marasigan said initial reports show that the regions of CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol and Eastern Visayas have already incurred damage worth P681,244,632.

In the Bicol region alone, a total of 30,897 houses were left damaged. Of this number 21,225 are partially damaged while 9,672 are totally damaged.

As of today, a total of 37,271 families in 831 evacuation centers are still seeking shelter in these regions, Marasigan said.

Clearing operations are still ongoing in 41 roads and three bridges in typhoon-affected areas. 

The NDRRMC has also confirmed 9 fatalities related to Nina and are still verifying 10 more reported deaths while 10 more people are still missing, Marasigan said.

Meanwhile, in a separate press briefing, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said over 813 barangays and 206,812 families have been affected by the typhoon, as of today.

In Bicol, a total of 504 barangays were affected by the typhoon, according to Taguiwalo. 

The province of Albay suffered the brunt of the typhoon with over 100,000 families in 240 barangay affected. 

Affected families in other areas are: 5,105 families in 80 barangays in MIMAROPA; 4,000 families in 161 barangays in CALABARZON with 2,866 of the affected families in 104 barangays in Quezon; and, 6 barangays in Marinduque.

A total of P47.298 million worth of relief goods have also been distributed by the DSWD and local government units.