Quinta’s damage on agri, infra hits P429-M

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has reported that estimated damage caused by Typhoon “Quinta” to agriculture and infrastructure has already hit P429,726,344.

NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, in a recent update. said Quinta’s damage to agriculture and infrastructure was placed at P401,726,344 and PHP28,000,000, respectively in the Ilocos Region, Bicol, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Western Visayas.

The typhoon has also affected some 49,557 families or  209,457 persons residing in 787 barangays in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, and Eastern Visayas.

Of the number, 12,223 families or 48,417 persons are now being helped in 704 evacuation centers while 2,357 families or around 7,965 individuals are being assisted  outside evacuation hubs.

Jalad also reported that a total of 6,109 families or 24,682 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in Mimaropa, Bicol, and the National Capital Region.

A total of 81 incidents connected to Quinta were likewise recorded in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). The incidents involve 60 cases of flooding, 17 landslides, and four maritime mishaps.

The NDRRMC also confirmed that nine persons were killed, six were injured, while two others remain missing  in the areas cited.

A total of 93 road sections and 20 bridges in Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa were also recorded.

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