Glenda’s damage to agri, infra in Central Luzon reaches Php1.75-B


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO: Damage to agriculture and infrastructure caused by the onslaught of typhoon Glenda in Central Luzon was massive with an initial report reaching to some Php1.75 billion.

Data from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) showed agriculture losses covered damage to palay and fisheries in Bataan, Pampanga, and Aurora.

The fisheries sector incurred the biggest damage with a partial cost at Php1.74 billion while the palay sector suffered losses at Php8.44 million.

The RDRRMC report also showed that the agriculture sector in Pampanga suffered most with an initial report at Php1.424 billion

The fisheries sector in Pampanga was heavily affected with an initial report of Php1.415 billion while damage to palay was initially pegged at Php8.436 million.

The partial damage to fisheries in Bataan reached to Php321.38 million.

Aurora was not directly hit by the the onslaught of typhoon Glenda.

However, strong winds spawned by the typhoon resulted to Php42,000 damage in the facilities of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the coastal town of Dingalan.

The flood control structure in Orani, Bataan was also damaged with a cost of Php15,000.

Meanwhile, a total of 855 houses wherein 270 were totally and 585 were partially damaged in the provinces of Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga and Zambales due to strong winds brought by the typhoon.

The RDRRMC said that the figures of damage in terms of agriculture and infrastructure are still partial as reports from other affected areas in the region have yet to come. PNA


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