• NDRRMC: Agaton damage at P328-M

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    The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Monday announced that the damage caused by tropical depression “Agaton” to properties and infrastructures has hit the P328,814,336.92 while affected people reached 720,000 in Mindanao.

    Damage to infrastructure was estimated at P125,383,750.00 while P203,430,586.92 for agriculture in the Northern Mindanao, Davao and Caraga regions.

    NDRRMC said that the death toll still at 40 while six persons still missing in Region 9 and 65 remains injured.

    In its 6:00 a.m. update, NDDRMC said that 153,193 families or 723,517 persons were affected in 781 barangays in 102 municipalities in 15 provinces of Regions 10 (Northern Mindanao), 11 (Davao Region), Caraga and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

    Of these, 25,495 families or 119,605 persons were displaced and being served inside 352 evacuation centers.

    The NDRRMC also said 5,506 passengers of 49 vessels, 536 rolling cargoes and 27 motorized bancas were still stranded in the ports of Cebu; Dumaguete; Tagbilaran; Maasin; Cam Sur; Sorsogon; and Masbate as of 12 noon Sunday.

    It added that 59 roads and 24 bridges were impassable in Regions 8, 10, 11 and Caraga.

    The NDRRMC said the number of totally damaged houses reached 711 while 1,189 were partially damaged in Regions 5, 10, 11 and Caraga.

    The disaster agency reported 24 incidents, 16 of which were landslides, and six flooding and flash floods and two maritime incidents in Regions 8, 9, 10, 11, Caraga and ARMM.

    It added that total cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached P59,368,683.64 worth of relief goods from the combined resources of the Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) that allocated P15,496,848.92; local government units (LGUs) in Regions 11 and Caraga amounting to P43,224,262 and Department of Health allocated P647,572.12. PNA

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