Death toll from Typhoon Ulysses rises to 73 – NDRRMC
Robie de Guzman • November 17, 2020 • 593
MANILA, Philippines — The death toll from the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses has climbed to 73, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.
In its latest situation report, the NDRRMC said 24 of the fatalities were reported from Region 2, six from Region 3, 17 from CALABARZON, eight from Region 5, 10 from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and eight from the National Capital Region (NCR).
A total of 24 individuals were injured while 19 others remain missing.
The NDRRMC said a total of 727,738 families or 3,052,049 individuals from Regions 1, 2, 3, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, 5, NCR, and CAR have been affected by the typhoon.
The agency also reported an estimated P2,715,299,906 worth of damage to agriculture while the damage to infrastructure increased to P5,256,272,751.28.
A total of 39,808 houses were damaged by the storm in Regions 1, 2, 3, CALABARZON, 5, and CAR.
It also reported that 73 road sections and 55 bridges remain impassable due to flooding, mudflow, and soil/rock collapse.
The power was already restored in 60 out of the total 316 cities and municipalities that have experienced power outage in Regions 1, 2, 3, CALABARZON, 5, 8, CAR, and NCR.
Water service interruption remains a problem in 50 municipalities in CALABARZON and Region 5.
The NDRRMC earlier recommended placing the entire Luzon under a state of calamity due to the impact of Typhoon Ulysses, as well as other strong storms Quinta and Rolly.
President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to decide on the recommendation but his spokesperson, Harry Roque has expressed confidence that the chief executive will approve the proposal.
Tropical Depression Auring has affected a total of 13,816 families or 53,236 persons in the regions of Caraga, Davao, and Northern Mindanao, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Monday.
In its 8 a.m. situation report, the NDRRMC said that 12,825 families or 49,236 persons of the total affected individuals are currently staying in 308 evacuation centers while others sought shelter with their relatives.
A total of 16,059 families or 59,170 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in Regions 7, 8, 10, and Caraga.
A total of 179 houses were damaged in the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur due to the impact of the storm, the agency said.
Five roads and one bridge were reported affected in Regions 8, 11 and Caraga. Two of the affected roads were already passable, the NDRRMC said.
Due to the inclement weather, a total of 40 domestic flights of the Philippine Airlines were cancelled from Friday, February 19 to Monday, February 22.
A total of 2,931 passengers, 857 rolling cargoes, and six vessels were also stranded in ports in Regions 7 and 8 after sea trips were suspended due to the storm.
The NDRRMC also noted that the province of Negros Oriental has suspended classes and work in government on Saturday and Sunday.
Tacloban City also announced the suspension of classes and work in government on Monday while the municipality of Calatrava in Romblon canceled work on Monday, the agency said.
MANILA, Philippines — Eight people were killed and one went missing in the onslaught of Tropical Depression Vicky in Visayas and Mindanao during the weekend, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) confirmed Monday (December 21).
Based on the report of the NDRRMC as of December 21 at 8:00 a.m., two casualties were reported from Region 8.
In CARAGA , five people were reported killed, two were injured and one is still missing. Region 11 logged one casualty.
A total of 8,924 families or 36,030 individuals in Regions VII, VIII, IX. and CARAGA were affected by TD Vicky. Around 3,800 families or 15,800 individuals are currently staying in evacuation centers.
Meanwhile, a total of 12 road sections and five bridges in Region VIII, IX, and CARAGA were damaged by flooding, landslide, and soil collapse due to heavy rains. Several areas in the regions also experiencing power interruption.
The NDRRMC said they will continue to monitor areas affected by the tropical depression. AAC
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