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‘Yolanda’ death toll climbs to 6,183

The death toll from supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), the strongest typhoon in the world in 2013, has climbed to 6,183, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday morning.

The number of people injured and missing remained at 28,626 and 1,785, respectively.

The cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure remained at P36.691 billion.

Farm damage accounted for P18.354 billion while infrastructure damage totaled to P18.336 billion.

crops subsector: P7.634 billion.
fisheries: P5.965 billion.
livestock: P2.89 billion.
irrigation facilities: P212.7 million
other agricultural infrastructure: P1.652 billion
Road damage: P14.524 billion
flood control: P230.393 million
health facilies: P1.272 billion
schools: P2.31 billion

The number of damaged houses remained at 1.14 million, nearly half of which were totally destroyed.

Affected cities: 57
affected provinces: 44
number of people/families affected: 16.078 million people/ 3.424 million families
number of people displaced: 4.095 million people/ 890,895 families
in evacuation centers: 20,949 families/ 101,527 people

The Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, non-government units, and local government units, to date, have provided a total of P1.26 billion worth of relief assistance.

Prepositioned and deployed resources:
personnel: 35,489
vehicles: 1,351
seacrafts: 118
aircrafts: 163
other equipment from national and local agencies, responders, and volunteer groups: 28,361

According to NDRRMC’s Situational Report No. 85, a total of 3.362 million food or rice packs, 544,234 liters of water, 142,941 canned goods, and 244,444 biscuits were distributed in Tacloban City, Ormoc City, Baybay City, and other municipalities in Leyte, Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Biliran, and Southern Leyte.

It also said that as of December 21, the power supply has already been restored in 49 out of the 138 barangays of Tacloban.

Classes in Tacloban City have resumed last January 6 through DepEd (Department of Education) Order No. 10 s. 2013.

According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Eastern Visayas, 126 out of the 222 temporary shelters or bunkhouses have already been completed. (Jomari Guillermo)