Agri damage from ‘Ulysses’ reaches P2.14-B

Agri damage from ‘Ulysses’ reaches P2.14-B

MANILA – The cost of damage to agriculture caused by Typhoon Ulysses has climbed to PHP2.14 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday.

In its 10 a.m. update, the agency said the cost of damage was higher than Sunday figures, which was only around PHP1.2 billion. The damage was noted in Regions 1 (Ilocos Region), 2 (Cagayan), 3 (Central Luzon), Region 4-A (Calabarzon), Region 5 (Bicol), and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

Damage to infrastructure was pegged at PHP482.85 million and these were recorded in Region 1, Region 4-B (Mimaropa), and 5.

The number of families affected by the typhoon is 523,871 or 2,074,301 persons residing in the National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 1, 2, 3, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, 5, and CAR.

The death toll remains at 67 — 22 in Region 2; two in Region 3; 17 in Calabarzon; eight in Region 5; 10 in CAR and eight in NCR.

Twenty-one persons were reported injured and as of posting, 13 are still missing.

“Ulysses” was the latest typhoon to have wreaked havoc across several regions in Luzon.

Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni), the strongest storm recorded this year, hit the country early this month, causing widespread damage in the Bicol Region. (PNA)

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