STS Maring leaves 9 dead, 2 injured, 11 missing — NDRRMC

Maris Federez   •   October 12, 2021   •   458

MANILA, Philippines — Severe Tropical Storm Maring leaves nine dead, two injured, and 11 missing as it exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Tuesday, October 12.

According to its regional arm, four fatalities were recorded in La Trinidad (3) and in Itogon (1), Benguet due to landslides caused by STS Maring. One was reported in Claveria, Cagayan due to drowning; while four were recorded in Barangay Batang-Batang, in Narra, Palawan which was caused by a flash flood.

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) also reported that the two injured victims were from Buguias and Itogon, Benguet.

The 11 missing individuals were reported in landslides in Dominican Mirador (3), Central Ambiong in La Trinidad (2), and Barangay Tuding in Itogon (1) in Benguet. One is reported missing Badoc, Ilocos Norte where search and rescue (SAR) operation is still underway. Four are also recorded missing in Barangay Batang-Batang, in Narra, Palawan due to flashflood.

The agency said that 15 incidents of flooding and four incidents of landslides were reported in the wake of STS Maring.

Incidents of flooding were recorded in Regions 1, 2, MIMAROPA, 6, and CAR.

A total of 478 families and 1,638 individuals were affected by STS Maring, displacing 259 families or 889 individuals in Regions 2, MIMAROPA, and CAR.

STS Maring has also affected 24 roads and 10 bridges which as of this writing is still not passable. These are in Region 1 (six roads),  Region 2 (4 roads, 10 bridges), and CAR (14 roads).

The NDRRMC also said that the Ambuklao Dam has opened 8 gates and will start the gradual release of water on Tuesday afternoon after its water level reached 751.09 meters out of the Normal High Water Level (NHWL) of 752.00 m.

Binga Dam, on the other hand, has opened 6 gates and may start a gradual release of water in the afternoon as the water level reached 574.41 out of the 575 meters NHWL.

Meanwhile, the water level in the San Roque Dam which catches the water from Binga Dam is now at 275.14 meters out of the 280 meters NHW. The dam may start the gradual release of water Tuesday afternoon, said the NDRRMC.

The NDRRMC said local government units have requested support at the RDRRMC level.

The RDRRMCs have deployed their teams for clearing and SAR operations, in coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Philippine Navy, the Philippine Coast Guard, and the Philippine National Police.

The agency is also currently conducting Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDANA) in the affected areas.

The NDRRMC will also deploy its air assets for aerial assessment in Region 2 as soon as weather permits. —/mbmf

Reported deaths due to Typhoon Odette climbs to 400 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   December 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The number of reported deaths due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette has exceeded 400, the National Disaster Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.

In its latest report, the NDRRMC recorded 405 fatalities, while 82 persons were reported missing and 1,147 were injured.

The typhoon affected a total of 4,457,846 individuals or 1,139,148 families in 11 regions.

Areas affected include Palawan, Negros Occidental, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Southern Leyte, Leyte, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte.

A total of 532,096 houses were damaged during the typhoon with an estimated cost of P28,163,718, the NDRRMC said.

The damage to infrastructure was pegged at ₱ 16,715,368,482.11 while the cost of damage to agriculture was estimated at P6,683,206,250.24.

The NDRRMC also noted that the power supply has been restored in 205 out of 284 cities and municipalities that experienced power outages following the typhoon’s onslaught.

Seventeen areas in MIMAROPA, Region 10, CARAGA, and CARAGA are still without water supply.

Meanwhile, telecommunication services have been restored in 79 out of 165 cities and municipalities affected by the calamity, the NDRRMC said.

Reported deaths due to Odette nears 400 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   December 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly 400 people were reported killed due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) showed.

In an update released on Tuesday, the NDRRMC said the death toll has climbed to 397.

The number of missing persons also rose to 83 from Monday’s 64 while a total of 1,147 people have been reported injured.

The typhoon affected a total of 4,235,400 persons or 1,082,910 families in 11 regions.

The NDRRMC also reported a total of 508,785 damaged houses due to Odette, with an estimated cost of P28,163,718.

Around 325 infrastructures were also damaged due to the typhoon, amounting to P16,715,334,982.11.

The typhoon’s estimated cost of damage to agriculture was at P5,342,538,557.25.

The agency said that power supply has been restored in 161 out of 284 areas that experienced power outage in MIMAROPA, Region 6, Region 7, Region 8, Region 9, Region 10, Region 11, CARAGA, and Bangsamoro region.

A total of 18 cities/ municipalities are still without water supply while 371 areas faced issues in telecommunications.

Deaths due to Typhoon Odette now at 389 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   December 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The reported number of fatalities due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette has climbed to 389, latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

In its report released on Monday, the NDRRMC said 64 people are reported missing while 1,146 were injured.

The typhoon affected a total of 4,204,601 persons or 1,074,169 families in 11 regions.

The NDRRMC also reported a total of 506,404 damaged houses due to Odette, with an estimated cost of P28,163,718.

Around 276 infrastructures were also damaged due to the typhoon, amounting to P16,711,209,182.11.

The agency said that power supply has been restored in 154 out of 284 areas that experienced power outage in MIMAROPA, Region 6, Region 7, Region 8, Region 9, Region 10, Region 11, CARAGA, and Bangsamoro region.

A total of 18 cities/ municipalities experienced water supply outage while 371 areas faced issues in telecommunications.

The typhoon’s estimated cost of damage to agriculture was at P5,315,842,606.17.

A total of 334 cities/municipalities in MIMAROPA, Region 6, Region 8, CARAGA had declarations of State of Calamity, the NDRRMC said.

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