The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced on Wednesday that 178 people had died as a result of Tropical Storm Agaton.
Authorities have confirmed 18 deaths, as well as 160 other reported fatalities. Among the 178, 156 comes from Easter Visayas, 17 from Western Visasyas, three from Davao, and two from Central Visayas.
According to the most recent situation report released on Wednesday, eight individuals were injured and 111 remain missing.
Agaton affected 2,081,353 people or a total of 600,062 families in 2,427 barangays in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao, Soccsksargen, Caraga, and Bangsamoro.
109,721 persons, or 29,978 displaced families, are being served by the government’s 450 evacuation centers.
There have been 462 flooding incidents, 98 landslides, six flash floods, and three maritime incidents due to Agaton as report by NDRRMC. Currently, at least 58 roads and eight bridges are still unpassable.
Meanwhile, agricultural damage has also been assessed, reaching up to P257,025,441.06, while infrastructure has damages to the extent of P6.95 million.
The cost of damage to the affected crop area in Western Visayas is estimated to be P150 million, followed by P106 million in Eastern Visayas.
According to the NDRRMC, the impacted areas have received assistance worth P63,886,919 in total. – WhatALife!
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