MANILA, Philippines – The number of fatalities due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante has climbed to six, while three others were reported missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.
In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said two persons were also reported injured. The casualties were recorded in Regions 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, and MIMAROPA.
A total of 12,260 families or 55,226 individuals in 177 barangays were affected by Dante’s onslaught. Of this tally, 4,439 families or 16,680 persons are currently taking shelter in 140 evacuation sites.
The NDRRMC said a total of 23 road sections and four bridges were affected in Calabarzon, Caraga, and Regions 7, 8, 11, and 12. As of Friday, 2 roads and 3 bridges remained unpassable.
A total of 12 houses sustained damage due to the effects of the storm.
The NDRRMC said power interruptions were experienced in 18 provinces in Regions 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, MIMAROPA, and Caraga while 2 provinces in Region 8 are still experiencing communication network interruption.
Due to the cancellation of sea travel during Dante’s onslaught, 2,085 passengers, 691 rolling cargoes, 46 vessels, and 4 motorbancas were stranded in various ports in the country.
Twenty-six ports, on the other hand, have resumed operations.
Tropical Storm Dante left a total amount of P14,603,719 worth of agricultural damage, and P53,730,000 damage to infrastructure in parts of Visayas and Mindanao, the NDRRMC said.