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Yolanda death toll up to 5,670, damage at P34 billion

Posted On 2013 Dec 05
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President Benigno S. Aquino III inspects the rehabilitation of Tagbuane Bridge in the Municipality of Alburquerque in Bohol on Thursday (November 28). The province was rocked by a 7.2 tremor that killed over 220 and toppled over 2,000 homes and buildings on October 15. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III inspects the rehabilitation of Tagbuane Bridge in the Municipality of Alburquerque in Bohol on Thursday (November 28). The province was rocked by a 7.2 tremor that killed over 220 and toppled over 2,000 homes and buildings on October 15. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Dec 2 (Mabuhay) – The death toll and estimated damage from super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) continued to soar, with the number of confirmed fatalities reaching 5,670 as of Monday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

In its 6 a.m. update, the NDRRMC also said 26,233 people were reported injured while 1,761 are still missing in Yolanda’s wake.

Yolanda had also affected 2,376,210 families or 11,236,014 people in 12,075 villages in 44 provinces, displacing 888,253 families or 4,094,029 people.

Of those displaced, 44,906 families or 204,131 people are still staying in 1,031 evacuation centers.

The NDRRMC also said Yolanda destroyed 586,227 houses and damaged 590,310 more.

Clearing

The NDRRMC said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority had cleared 70.192 cubic meters of debris, completing the clearing operations in affected areas.

It said this meant 358 truck trips for clearing the debris.

The MMDA has turned over the clearing operations to the City Engineering Office and the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Damage

The NDRRMC said Yolanda’s damage as of Monday morning was estimated at P34,366,518,530.67, including P17,333,367,534.29 in infrastructure and P17,033,150,996.38 in agriculture.

Added damage to infrastructure included roads and bridges at P14,482,253,884.29.

On the other hand, the added damage to infrastructure was in crops (P6.989 billion), livestock (P2.216 billion), fisheries (P5.964 billion), and other agricultural infrastructure (P1.651 billion).

Water supply

In Roxas in Capiz, water services had resumed but the water supply remains limited.

In Antique, 40 percent of municipal water districts are operational. In Iloilo, 70 percent of the water districts are working.

The NDRRMC said some P844,781,485.63 in relief assistance had been extended to affected families.  (MNS)

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