• Storm ‘Chedeng’ left no casualties — NDRRMC


    THE National Disaster Risk Reduction Council (NRRMC) has not received any report of casualties related to Typhoon Chedeng (international name: Maysak) which left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday.

    The NDRRMC said 708 families comprising of 2,671 persons were affected by the typhoon in the provinces of Isabela and Aurora.

    Chedeng, which began as a super typhoon in the Pacific Ocean, weakened and turned into a tropical depression after making landfall on Sunday.

    NDRRMC executive director Alexander Pama said all evacuees in 33 evacuation centers in the two provinces have returned to their homes.

    While concerned government agencies have reported zero casualties directly related to Chedeng, Pama said verification and double-checking are being conducted in areas where there were reported typhoon victims.

    He cited the drowning of two persons in Aparri, Cagayan on April 4.

    “It’s a very qualified zero casualty kasi pati yung dalawang nalunod dun sa Aparri, debatable pa kung attributed sa bagyo o hindi,” he said.

    “I’m just being conservative ha, baka merong hindi na-account na secretly naglayag umalis or what e mahirap na, but yung kung strictly speaking na dahil sa bagyo directly wala pa tayong report,” he added.

    The NDRRMC said there were also no reports that crops and infrastructure were damaged in Isabela and Aurora, the two areas where the typhoon passed.

    It added that the Balanacan Pier in Mogpog town and Kawi Pier in Buac town in Marinduque, as well as the Pasacao Pier in Camarines Sur and all the other ports in the country have resumed operations.


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