MANILA, Philippines — Four people were killed and a total of 302,564 persons or 75,448 families were affected due to the onslaught of Typhoon Bising, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.
In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said the affected residents were from 1,030 barangays in Regions II, V, VIII, and CARAGA. Of which, 2,870 families or 12,228 persons are currently staying in 170 evacuation centers, while 4,479 families or 17,779 persons sought shelter with their relatives and/or friends.
The number of people reported as injured remains at 13 in Regions V, VII, VIII, and XI, the agency said.
All six road sections and bridges, previously reported not passable in Regions V and VIII, are now open to vehicular traffic.
The power supply in 54 out of 63 cities and municipalities in Regions V, VII, and VII were already restored, the NDRRMC said.
A total of 1,468 houses were also reported damaged due to the typhoon.
The NDRRMC said a total of P218,288,528.50 worth of damage to agriculture was incurred in Regions V and VIII; while a total of P10,550,000 worth of damage to infrastructure was also reported in the said regions.
A total of 738 passengers, 512 rolling cargoes, and 34 vessels were stranded in ports of CALABARZON, Region V, VII, and CARAGA.
Based on the latest PAGASA update, Typhoon Bising may exit the Philippine area of responsibility over the weekend.
Rough to very rough sea conditions, however, are expected over the northern Luzon seaboards as the typhoon accelerates away from the landmass.