The death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) is inching closer to 6,000. As of Dec. 11, data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) placed the number of deaths at 5,959, while the injured and missing remained at 27,022 and 1,779, respectively.
In this file photo, people cover their noses from the stench as they ride past a mass grave for victims of Typhoon Haiyan just outside Tacloban. As of Dec. 11, the death toll reached 5,959 when Typhoon Yolanda, one of the largest ever recorded, made landfall in the central Philippines and the sea surged ashore. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Other latest statistics related to the Nov. 8 killer typhoon are as follows:
Affected cities: 57
affected provinces: 44
number of people/families affected: 12.191 million people/ 2.582 million families
number of people displaced: 3.98 million people/ 869,730 families
in evacuation centers: 21,659 families/ 93,890 people
Cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure: P35.548 billion
Farm damage: P17.321 billion
Damage to crops subsector (includes rice, corn, and high value crops): P7.277 billion
Fisheries: P5.964 billion
Livestock: P2.216 billion
irrigation facilities: P212.7 million
other agricultural infrastructure: P1.651 billion
Infrastructure damage: P18.227 billion
Road damage: P14.482 billion
flood control: P230.393 million
health facilities: P1.204 billion
schools: P2.31 billion
The number of damaged houses totaled to 1.192 million, nearly half of which were totally destroyed.
To date, power outage is still being experienced in some provinces and municipalities of Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas.
Based on the latest inspection of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), a total of 1,959 transmission facilities have been damaged.
Electricity has already been restored in Ormoc City, Leyte and in the municipalities of Anilao, Banate, Barotac Viejo, and Ajuy, all of which are in Iloilo.
The supply of water in Leyte is sufficient, as of November 15.
Metro Roxas Water District and Municipal Water District in Roxas, Capiz have already resumed its services but its supply is still limited.
NDRRMC also said that 40 percent of the municipal water districts in Antique and 70 percent in Iloilo are now operational.
Water supply in system in Busuanga is already functional while Coron is still implementing its rationing system.
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 P1.068 billion worth of relief assistance.
Prepositioned and deployed resources:
other equipment from national and local agencies, responders, and volunteer groups: 28,361