Yolanda death toll rises to 5,632, damage now at P30B: NDRRMC


The death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) rose to 5,632 while the cost of damage also went up to P30 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Saturday.

The death toll is broken into: Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), 3; Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), 19; Bicol, 7; Western Visayas, 238; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,289; Zamboanga Peninsula, 1; and Caraga,1.

The NDRRMC also said 26,136 people were injured while 1,759 remain missing.

At least 2,335,031 families or 10,999,244 individuals were affected in 12,094 villages in 44 provinces. Of these, 48,084 families or 218,512 people are still staying in 1,084 evacuation centers.

Damage caused by Yolanda was estimated at P30.600 billion, including P15.620 billion in infrastructure and P14.980 billion in agriculture.

The NDRRMC noted increases in damage to roads and bridges at P12.769 billion, while school facilities has P2.309 billion and to crops (P5.948 billion), livestock (P2.213 billion), fisheries (P2.259 billion), and other agricultural infrastructure (P1.65 billion).

The NDRRMC said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1,168,909 including 582,827 destroyed and 586,082 damaged.

The NDRRMC also reported that the Smart Communication cellphone services were restored in Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, Iloilo and Negros Occidental.

It added that total cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached at P708.061 million.

The Department of Social and Welfare Development has allocated P539 million; local government units, P80 million; Department of Health (DOH), P32.958 million; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P55.250 million.

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said 35,121 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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