• NDRRMC: Yolanda death toll now at 6,100

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    The death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) rose to 6,100, with most of the fatality from Eastern Visayas, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Friday.

    The running total of the death toll is broken into at the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), 3; Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), 19; Bicol, 6; Western Visayas, 250; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,746; Zamboanga Peninsula, 1; and Caraga,1.

    The NDRRMC also said 27,665 people were injured while 1,779 remain missing.

    At least 3,424,593 families or 16,078,181 people in 12,139 villages in 44 provinces were affected, while 890,895 families or 4,095,280 people were displaced.

    Of those displaced, 20,949 families or 101,527 people are still staying in 381 evacuation centers.

    Damage caused by Yolanda was still estimated to P36.662 billion, including P18.268 billion in infrastructure and P18.354 billion in agriculture.

    The NDRRMC said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1,140,332 including 550,928 destroyed and 589,404 damaged.

    It added that total cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached P1.185 billion.

    The Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) has allocated P867 million; local government units (LGUs), P116 million; Department of Health (DOH), P144 million; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P56 million.

    Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said 35,463 people, 1,351 vehicles, 118 seacraft, 163 aircraft and 28,361 other assets/equipment from the national and local agencies have been deployed to strategic areas to expedite response and medical operations. PNA

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