Latest update on Typhoon Karding death toll
KARDING DEATH TOLL – The death toll from Typhoon Karding has risen from eight to ten, according to Raffy Alejandro, deputy spokesperson for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
The two additional fatalities came from Baliwag, Bulacan, and Tanay, Rizal.
Earlier, five rescuers died due to drowning in San Miguel, Bulacan; two fatalities were due to drowning and a motorcycle accident in Zambales; and one fatality was due to a landslide in Burdeos, Quezon.
According to the NDRRMC, the number of reported missing people has increased from three to eight.
NDRRMC said two more missing people have been reported in Antipolo, Rizal, and another in Patnanungan, Quezon. In Mercedes, Camarines Norte, two more fishermen have gone missing.
Three fishermen were reported missing in Mercedes earlier this week.
The NDRRMC reported on Wednesday that Karding affected 157,023 people or 39,893 families in 1,318 barangays in Ilocos, Cagayan, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, and CAR.
A total of 37,135 people, or 8,825 families, are housed in 574 evacuation centers, while 15,759 people, or 3,778 families, are housed elsewhere.
The NDRRMC also stated that Typhoon Karding caused a total of P23,050,000 in damage in Ilocos, Mimaropa, and the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR).
A total of P108,837,409.87 in agricultural damage was reported in Ilocos, Calabarzon, Bicol, and CAR.
Meanwhile, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) reported P1.3 million in damage in Bicol.
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos assured typhoon survivors that assistance is on its way.
According to the president, cash may not be very useful to the survivors right now, so their immediate needs will be met first.
He also stated that the national government will provide “Assistance to Individuals/Families in Crisis Situations,” or AICS, as needed.
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