THE National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of families affected by Typhoon Ompong has now reached 218,492.
In its 6 a.m. update on Tuesday, signed by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, the NDRRMC stated that this is equivalent to 893,844 persons living in 3,237 barangays in the Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, National Capital Region (NCR) and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Of the figure, 43,603 families or 162,399 persons are being assisted in 1,780 evacuation centers while 18,106 families or 73,661 individuals are being aided outside.
Also, a total of 215 road sections and five bridges were affected in the Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Bicol, and CAR.
Follow-up reports showed that a total of 96 road sections and one bridge are now passable as of September 17 (Monday).
Flooding was also reported in 229 areas in Ilocos, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Mimaropa as of Sept. 17. Floods had subsided in at least 35 areas out of the number.
A total of 1,264 houses were reported damaged, 130 totally and 1,134 partially, in the regions of Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and CAR.
Damage to agriculture was placed at PHP9,358,000,863.32 in Cagayan Valley and CAR alone.
The number of affected farmers in the Cordillera was placed at 171,932, the NDRRMC added. (PNA)
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