‘Yolanda’ death toll now at 5,796
The death toll from supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) which pummeled Visayas last November 8 slightly increase to 5,796 from 5,786, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Saturday morning.
The number of people injured also rose 27,022 from 26,233 reported Friday while the number of people missing remained at 1,779.
According to NDRRMC’s “Situation Report No. 55: 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 2.592 million families or 12.203 million people.
A total of 846,003 families or 3.966 million people were displaced, of which 21,356 families or 103,494 people are still in 385 evacuation centers.
Cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure: P35.24 billion.
Farm damage: P17.033 billion
- Damage to crops subsector (includes rice, corn, and high value crops): P6.989 billion
- Fisheries: P5.964 billion
- Livestock: P2.216 billion
- irrigation facilities: P212.7 million
- other agricultural infrastructure: P1.65 billion
Infrastructure damage: P18.207 billion
- Road damage: P14.482 billion
- flood control: P230.393 million
- health facilies: P1.184 billion
- schools: P2.31 billion
The number of damaged houses remained at 1.212 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 P988.282 million worth of relief assistance.
Prepositioned and deployed resources:
- personnel: 35,395
- vehicles: 1,351 seacrafts: 112
- aircrafts: 162
- other equipment from national and local agencies, responders, and volunteer groups: 28,361