‘Yolanda’ death toll now at 5,796 –NDRRMC
The partial official death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) has risen to 5,796 as of Saturday morning, with some 12 million persons affected, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
The latest official death count by region is broken down as follows: Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), 3; Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), 19; Bicol, 6; Western Visayas, 238; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,454; Zamboanga Peninsula, 1; and Caraga,1.
The NDRRMC also said the number of injured people also rose to 27,022 while 1,779 remain missing.
At least 2,592,257 families or 12,202,581 individuals were affected in 12,120 villages in 44 provinces, displacing 846,003 families or 3,966,363 people.
Of those displaced, 21,356 families or 103,394 people are still staying in 385 evacuation centers.
Damage caused by Yolanda was estimated at P35.239 billion, including P18.206 billion in infrastructure and P17.033 billion in agriculture.
The NDRRMC said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1,212,100, including 599,121 destroyed totally and 612,979 damaged partially.
It added that total cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached at P988.282 million.
The Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) has allocated 720 million; local government units (LGUs), P115 million; Department of Health (DOH), P95.963 million; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P55.875 million.
Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said 35,395 people, 1,351 vehicles, 112 seacraft, 162 aircraft, and 28,361 other assets/equipment from the national and local agencies have been deployed to strategic areas to expedite response and medical operations. (PNA)