• NDRRMC: Partial, official ‘Yolanda’ death toll now at 5,240

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    The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced on Tuesday that the partial and official death toll for super typhoon “Yolanda” has now reached the 5,240 mark.

    In its update, NDRRMC said the five latest fatality were from the provinces of Antique and Capiz.

    The agency also reported that the number of injured in the calamity has now reached 25,615 with 1,613 still missing.

    Families displaced by “Yolanda” is now placed at 2,177,863 families (equivalent to 9,927,335 individuals) residing in 11,939 barangays in 44 provinces, 574 municipalities and 57 cities in Regions 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and CARAGA.

    Of these, 52,983 families or 240,377 people are staying in 1,092 evacuation centers.

    NDRRMC said that damage caused by super typhoon “Yolanda” to properties and infrastructures has hit the P24.54 billion mark.

    Damage to agriculture was estimated at P11.356 billion including P5.168 billion in crops and P2.184 billion in livestock.

    While damage to infrastructure was estimated at P13.182 billion.

    The NDRRMC said 1,103,628 houses had been damaged, 530,479 of them totally and 573,149 partially.

    Meanwhile, the estimated cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached P528 million, NDRRMC said.

    The Department of Social and Welfare Development has allocated P401,987,463; local government units, P43,741,738; Department of Health, P32,957,913; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P49,406,284. PNA

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