• NDRRMC: 105,000 people affected by ‘Vinta’

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    The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Saturday announced that 104,829 people were affected by Typhoon “Vinta” even as efforts continued to restore power to parts of Northern Luzon which the weather disturbance battered Friday.

    In its 6 a.m. Saturday update, the NDRRMC also said at least six roads and three bridges in Cordillera and Cagayan Valley were affected.

    It added that “Vinta” affected 24,123 families or 104,829 people in 203 villages in 26 towns and one city in five provinces in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley and Cordillera.

    Of these, 299 families or 1,794 people were displaced.

    Power was restored in some parts of Apayao, while power was 70 percent restored in Laoag City in Ilocos Norte and 85 percent restored in other parts of Ilocos Norte.

    The NDRRMC said power is being restored to parts of Cagayan Valley as well.

    Damage to Ilocos and Cagayan Valley was placed at P29,891,964.08, including P1,345,000 in infrastructure and P28,546,964.08 in agriculture. PNA

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