‘Yolanda’ death toll exceeds 6,000
More than a month after supertyphoon “Yolanda” pummeled Visayas, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Friday morning that the death toll has risen to 6,009 from 5,982 reported Thursday.
The number of people injured and missing remained at 27,022 and 1,779, respectively.
Affected cities: 57
affected provinces: 44
number of people/families affected: 16.076 million people/ 3.424 million families
number of people displaced: 3.928 million people/ 838,811 families
in evacuation centers: 20,949 families/ 101,646 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 decreased to 1.139 million from 1.192 million. Nearly half of the total number of damaged houses 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.
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.
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 P1.071 billion worth of relief assistance.
Prepositioned and deployed resources:
other equipment from national and local agencies, responders, and volunteer groups: 28,361