Farm, infra damage from ‘Yolanda’ now at P36.691B
The cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure brought by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) which pummeled Visayas last November 8 has risen to P36.691 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday morning.
Farm damage accounted for P18.354 billion while infrastructure damage totaled to P18.337 billion.
The crops subsector which includes rice, corn, and high value crops suffered the biggest loss at P7.634 billion.
Damage to fisheries, meanwhile, totaled to P5.965 billion.
Production damage to livestock has reached P2.89 billion.
Losses from irrigation facilities and other agricultural infrastructure amounted to P212.7 million and P1.652 billion, respectively.
Road damage was pegged at P14.524 billion; flood control at P230.393 million; health facilies at P1.272 billion; and schools at P2.31 billion.
The number of damaged houses remained at 1.14 million, nearly half of which were totally destroyed.
The death toll remained at 6,109.
The number of people injured and missing also remained at 27,665 and 1,779, respectively.
Affected cities: 57
affected provinces: 44
number of people/families affected: 16.078 million people/ 3.425 million families
number of people displaced: 4.095 million people/ 890,895 families
in evacuation centers: 20,949 families/ 101,527 people
NDRRMC also said that 40 percent of the municipal water districts in Antique and 70 percent in Iloilo are now operational.
Last November 11, President Aquino has declared a state of national calamity through Presidential Proclamation No. 682.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, non-government units, and local government units, to date, have provided a total of P1.218 billion worth of relief assistance.
Prepositioned and deployed resources:
other equipment from national and local agencies, responders, and volunteer groups: 28,361