Yolanda death toll now at 5,560: NDRRMC

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The death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” is now at 5,560, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday.

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The death toll is broken into at the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), 2; Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), 19; Bicol, 7; Western Visayas, 215; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,240; Zamboanga Peninsula, 1; and Caraga,1.

The NDRRMC also said 26,136 people were injured while 1,757 remain missing.

As of Nov. 27, a total of 1.9 million food packs and 233,244 of high energy biscuits were distributed in Eastern Visayas.

At least 2,317,553 families or 10,884,242 individuals were affected in 11,939 villages in 44 provinces. Of these, 48,598 families or 225,911 individuals are staying in 1,091 evacuation centers.

Damage caused by Yolanda was estimated at P24.54 billion, including P13.183 billion in infrastructure and P11.356 billion in agriculture.

The NDRRMC said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1,173,413 including 585,440 destroyed and 587,973 damaged.

It added that total cost of assistance for the affected families has reached at P558,337,156.

The Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) has allocated P432,163,134; local government units (LGUs), P43,809,823; Department of Health (DOH), P32,957,913; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P49,406,284.

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said 34,756 people, 1,336 vehicles, 111 seacraft, 162 aircraft and 28,431 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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