‘Yolanda’ death toll climbs to 5,759
The death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) which pummeled Visayas last November 8 slightly increase to 5,759 from 5,719, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Thursday morning.
The number of people injured and missing, meanwhile, remained at 26,233 and 1,779, respectively.
According to NDRRMC’s “Situation Report No. 53: Effects of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan),” the number of people affected in 44 provinces and 57 cities in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao, and Caraga regions is now at 2.38 million families or 11.24 million people.
A total of 873,061 families or 4.009 million people were displaced, of which 22,338 families or 96,674 people are still in 410 evacuation centers.
The latest NDRRMC situation report also showed the following data:
* Cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure at P35.24 billion
* Farm damage at P17.033 billion
* Infrastructure damage at P18.207 billion
* Damage to crops (rice, corn, and high value crops) at P6.989 billion
* Damage to fisheries at P5.964 billion
* Production damage to livestock has reached P2.216 billion
* Losses from irrigation facilities, other agricultural infrastructure at P212.7 million and P1.65 billion, respectively.
* Road damage at P14.482 billion
* Damage to flood control at P230.393 million
* Damage to health facilities at P1.184 billion
* Damage to schools at P2.31 billion
* Number of damaged houses rose to 1.212 million, nearly half of which were totally destroyed
* Operations in Tacloban airport are still limited
* Total of 16 barges operating and travelling from Matnog, Sorsogon Port to Allen, Northern Samar
* Power outages still being experieced in some provinces and municipalities of Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas
* A total of 1,959 transmission facilities have been damaged.
* The Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, non-government units, and local government units, to date, have provided a total of P946.29 million worth of relief assistance.
* A total of 35,416 personnel, 1,351 vehicles, 112 seacrafts, 162 aircrafts and 28,361 other equipment from national and local agencies, responders, and volunteer groups were prepositioned and deployed in various areas to facilitate response operations.
* The City Engineers Office (CEO) of Tacloban City said 1,690 cubic meters of debris and garbage have already been cleared.
* The World Food Programme (WFP) has sent 863 sacks of relief goods in Guiuan, Eastern Samar
* More than 100,000 food packs and 45,000 boxes of water in Leyte distributed by DSWD