MANILA – The combined amount of damage to agriculture and infrastructure caused by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoons Goring and Hanna has exceeded the PHP1.3 billion mark, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.
In its latest disaster bulletin, the agency said agricultural damage was estimated at PHP623.8 million in Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Some 17,801 farmers and fisherfolks were affected.
Meanwhile, infrastructure damage was estimated at PHP727.2 million in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa, Western Visayas and Cordillera.
A total of 1,378 houses were reported damaged in seven regions.
Meanwhile, affected families are at 140,095 which is equivalent to 514,016 persons residing in 1,757 barangays in eight regions.
One death has been confirmed in Western Visayas while report of another fatality in Cordillera and one missing person in Western Visayas is being validated. (PNA)