Agriculture, infrastructure damage due to ‘Jolina’ exceeds P1B

Agriculture, infrastructure damage due to ‘Jolina’ exceeds P1B

MANILA – The damage to agriculture and infrastructure caused by Typhoon Jolina has so far amounted to over PHP1.12 billion.

In its update Tuesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said damage to agriculture from the typhoon has been placed at PHP1,059,263,164, in the regions of Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas.

Meanwhile, infrastructure damage was estimated at PHP63,456,053 in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas.

Damaged houses were placed at 15,790 — 15,190 of which were classified as partially damaged and 600 as totally damaged in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, and Eastern Visayas.

The NDRRMC reported that a total of 1,347 barangays in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Soccsksargen and the National Capital Region have been affected by the typhoon.

The typhoon’s total affected population has reached 313,399 persons which is equivalent to 81,077 families.

Some 2,958 families or 11,212 individuals are currently at 181 evacuation centers while the rest are sheltering with families and friends.

At least three were confirmed dead, along with 19 injured and two missing due to the typhoon.

Meanwhile, reports of 16 deaths, six injured and three missing are still undergoing validation. (PNA)

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