MANILA, Philippines – Four individuals were killed and 13 others were reported injured due to the onslaught of Typhoon Bising, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Thursday.
In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said casualties were reported in Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, and Davao regions.
The agency said a total of 60,601 families or 235,752 persons were affected by the typhoon in 965 barangays in Regions II, V, VIII, and CARAGA.
Of this number, 4,511 families or 18,603 persons are currently staying inside 252 evacuation centers, while 6,269 families or 24,470 individuals sought shelter with their relatives/friends.
The NDRRMC also reported that a total of 1,030 houses were damaged by the typhoon.
‘Bising’ also destroyed infrastructures in Regions V and VIII amounting to P10,550,000. Four infrastructures were also reported damaged in CARAGA.
A total of P211,663,400.50 worth of damage to agriculture was incurred in Regions V and VIII.
The state weather bureau said Bising has accelerated and continues to maintain its strength as it moves away from the landmass.
It was last spotted at 390 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h.
All tropical cyclone wind signals have been lifted as of 5 p.m., the state weather agency said.