The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday said the death toll due to weather disturbance “Nona” went up.
NDRRMC said Nona, earlier a typhoon, claimed 35 lives, 24 injured and left six people missing. It said there are no reports of any casualty due to low pressure area “Onyok,” earlier a tropical depression in CARAGA and Davao Region.
Aside from the fatalities, NDRRMC also reported that the amount of agriculture and infrastructure damage caused by ‘Nona’ reached P2 billion.
Nona devastated an estimated P1.836 billion in the agricultural sector of Central Luzon, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Bicol and Easter Visayas, while the infrastructure damage amounts to over P233 million.
NDRRMC reported that to there are currently 65,000 families affected by former typhoon Nona, equivalent to 300,000 persons.
During its onslaught, Nona damaged about 168,000 houses, 44,000 of which were totally damaged while the remaining 23,000 were partially damaged.
Meanwhile, NDRRMC said only one house was totally damaged in Surigao del Norte due to Onyok, which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility during the wake of Nona.
However, there are still five impassable roads as of posting due to landslide and flooding caused by Onyok.
The five impassable roads are San Fernando, Bukidnon; Monte Vista; Compostella, Compostella Valley; New Corella, Davao del Norte and San Jose, Dinagat Island.
Onyok also prompted the local government of CARAGA to evacuate 3,000 families, but only 2,000 of them were currently displaced in evacuation centers.
On Friday, President Benigno Aquino III declared state of national calamity to hasten relief and rehabilitation efforts in areas hit by Nona and to control the prices of basic goods.
The weather bureau said there are no expected weather disturbance foreseen over the next three days.
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