Over 12,000 evacuated due to ‘Jolina’ – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   September 9, 2021   •   226

A total of 12,213 individuals or 2,753 families from four regions were evacuated from their homes due to the effects of Severe Tropical Storm Jolina, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) said.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said the storm affected 65 barangays in MIMAROPA, Bicol, Western Visayas, and Eastern Visayas regions.

At least 8,600 persons are currently staying inside evacuation centers while 2,376 individuals are taking shelter with their relatives.

The agency noted in its report that 12 persons went missing during the onslaught of Jolina.

It added that 20 roads and bridges were flooded due to heavy rains brought about by the tropical cyclone while one infrastructure in Western Visayas was reported damaged.

A total of 24 houses in Bicol and Western Visayas regions sustained damages due to Jolina.

Eight cities also reported power interruption while one area in Bicol encountered problems with communication services.

At least 50 seaports have suspended operations due to the effects of Jolina, which led to the stranding of 3,230 passengers, 1,040 rolling cargos, 26 vessels and bus liners and one motorbanca.

As of 11 p.m., the state weather bureau said Jolina is now over the coastal waters of Zambales province and is expected to move generally northwestward on Wednesday night through Thursday.

It is forecast to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday evening.

Aside from Jolina, the state weather bureau is also monitoring another weather disturbance, Typhoon Kiko, which was spotted at 895 kilometers east of Central Luzon.

Reported deaths due to Typhoon Odette climbs to 400 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   December 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The number of reported deaths due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette has exceeded 400, the National Disaster Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.

In its latest report, the NDRRMC recorded 405 fatalities, while 82 persons were reported missing and 1,147 were injured.

The typhoon affected a total of 4,457,846 individuals or 1,139,148 families in 11 regions.

Areas affected include Palawan, Negros Occidental, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Southern Leyte, Leyte, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte.

A total of 532,096 houses were damaged during the typhoon with an estimated cost of P28,163,718, the NDRRMC said.

The damage to infrastructure was pegged at ₱ 16,715,368,482.11 while the cost of damage to agriculture was estimated at P6,683,206,250.24.

The NDRRMC also noted that the power supply has been restored in 205 out of 284 cities and municipalities that experienced power outages following the typhoon’s onslaught.

Seventeen areas in MIMAROPA, Region 10, CARAGA, and CARAGA are still without water supply.

Meanwhile, telecommunication services have been restored in 79 out of 165 cities and municipalities affected by the calamity, the NDRRMC said.

Reported deaths due to Odette nears 400 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   December 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly 400 people were reported killed due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) showed.

In an update released on Tuesday, the NDRRMC said the death toll has climbed to 397.

The number of missing persons also rose to 83 from Monday’s 64 while a total of 1,147 people have been reported injured.

The typhoon affected a total of 4,235,400 persons or 1,082,910 families in 11 regions.

The NDRRMC also reported a total of 508,785 damaged houses due to Odette, with an estimated cost of P28,163,718.

Around 325 infrastructures were also damaged due to the typhoon, amounting to P16,715,334,982.11.

The typhoon’s estimated cost of damage to agriculture was at P5,342,538,557.25.

The agency said that power supply has been restored in 161 out of 284 areas that experienced power outage in MIMAROPA, Region 6, Region 7, Region 8, Region 9, Region 10, Region 11, CARAGA, and Bangsamoro region.

A total of 18 cities/ municipalities are still without water supply while 371 areas faced issues in telecommunications.

Deaths due to Typhoon Odette now at 389 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   December 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The reported number of fatalities due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette has climbed to 389, latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

In its report released on Monday, the NDRRMC said 64 people are reported missing while 1,146 were injured.

The typhoon affected a total of 4,204,601 persons or 1,074,169 families in 11 regions.

The NDRRMC also reported a total of 506,404 damaged houses due to Odette, with an estimated cost of P28,163,718.

Around 276 infrastructures were also damaged due to the typhoon, amounting to P16,711,209,182.11.

The agency said that power supply has been restored in 154 out of 284 areas that experienced power outage in MIMAROPA, Region 6, Region 7, Region 8, Region 9, Region 10, Region 11, CARAGA, and Bangsamoro region.

A total of 18 cities/ municipalities experienced water supply outage while 371 areas faced issues in telecommunications.

The typhoon’s estimated cost of damage to agriculture was at P5,315,842,606.17.

A total of 334 cities/municipalities in MIMAROPA, Region 6, Region 8, CARAGA had declarations of State of Calamity, the NDRRMC said.

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