‘Jolina’ displaces over 12K persons in 4 regions: NDRRMC

‘Jolina’ displaces over 12K persons in 4 regions: NDRRMC

MANILA – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Wednesday reported that bad weather caused by Typhoon Jolina has so far affected 2,753 families or 12,213 individuals in four regions.

In its update, the NDRRMC said these individuals are from 65 villages in Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, and Eastern Visayas.

It added that 1,995 families or 8,600 individuals are being aided in 55 evacuation centers.

In a Laging Handa briefing, NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad reported that 12 fishermen were rescued off Sto Nino, Samar, while another five are still missing.

Meron pang pinaghahanap na limang mangingisda. Sila ay naabutan ng bagyo na nasa laot pa lamang (there are still search operations ongoing for the five missing fishermen. The typhoon caught while they were at sea),” he added.

So far, Jalad said no death or injury have so far been attributed to the typhoon. (PNA)

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