MANILA, PHILIPPINES — According to the latest figures issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday, the death toll from Tropical Storm Agaton has risen to 212.
In their count, the NDRRMC reported 34 new fatalities.
Meanwhile, the NDRRMC has documented 21 more missing people, bringing the total number of missing people to 132.
A confirmed 111 deaths are reported; 94 were from Eastern Visayas and 17 from Western Visayas, according to the NDRRMC.
From April 9 to 12, eight people were reported injured as a result of Agaton’s onslaught in Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Caraga, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.
According to the NDRRMC report, Agaton affected 2,268,753 people or 650,454 families in 2,670 barangays in Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, Caraga, and Bangsamoro.
In the evacuation center, a total of 16,917 people, or 7,352 families, are still staying.
On the other hand, 60,215 displaced people, or 78,179 families, stayed outside of the evacuation center.
Meanwhile, the typhoon caused P1.3 billion in agriculture damage, with 28 million hectares of crops destroyed and 25,140 livestock and poultry lost.
Agaton also destroyed 16,832 homes and damaged 45 bridges, roads, and schools. The overall cost of infrastructure damage was estimated to be more than P6.9 million.
Motorists now have access to 251 roads and eight bridges that were previously inaccessible.
Meanwhile, the NDRRMC announced that over P82 million worth of assistance had been distributed to impacted residents. Food packages, meals, tents, rice, canned goods, water, and even cash assistance are among the items provided.
In 2022, the first cyclone to impact the country was Agaton. – WhatALife!
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