• Yolanda death toll now at 5,670, damage up to P34.3-B -NDRRMC


    The death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) rose to 5,670 while the cost of damage also went up to P34 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Monday.

    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, 238; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,328; Zamboanga Peninsula, 1; and Caraga,1.

    The NDRRMC also said 26,233 people were injured while 1,761 remain missing.

    At least 2,376,210 families or 11,236,014 individuals were affected in 12,075 villages in 44 provinces. Of these, 44,906 families or 204,131 people are still staying in 1,031 evacuation centers.

    Damage caused by Yolanda was estimated at P34.366 billion, including P17.333 billion in infrastructure and P17.033 billion in agriculture.

    The NDRRMC noted increases in damage to roads and bridges at P14.482 billion, while school facilities has P2.309 billion and to crops (P6.989 billion), livestock (P2.216 billion), fisheries (P5.964 billion), and other agricultural infrastructure (P1.65 billion).

    The NDRRMC said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1,176,537 including 586,227 destroyed and 590,310 damaged.

    The NDRRMC also reported that 40 percent of municipal water in Antique and 70 percent in Iloilo are already operational.

    In Roxas City, Capiz, the Metro Roxas Water District and Municipal Water District has resumed services but water supply remains limited.

    The NDRRMC also said that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has completed a total of 358 truck trips cleared 70,192 cubic meters of debris and turned over the operations to the city engineer office and DPWH.

    As of Dec. 1, the Office of Civil Defense, Swiss Aid and Ormoc City Social Welfare and Development distributed construction materials to 750 internally displaced persons (IDPs).

    It added that total cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached at P844.781 million.

    The Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) has allocated 628 million; local government units (LGUs), P83 million; Department of Health (DOH), P78.018 million; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P55.250 million.

    Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said 35,1236 people, 1,351 vehicles, 112 seacraft, 164 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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