‘Glenda’ death now 40 — NDRRMC

By on July 17, 2014


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MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of deaths rose from 38 to 40 in Luzon and the Visayas due to strong winds, waves and rains spawned by Typhoon “Glenda”.

In its update on Thursday afternoon, NDRRMC said that death toll was recorded with 22 in Region 4-A or Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon); five in Region 4-B or Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan); four in Region 5 or Bicol Region; four in Region 3 or Central Luzon; and two each in Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) and National Capital Region (NCR); and one in Region 6 (Western Visayas).

Most of the deaths are attributable to being hit by a fallen tree, electric post, collapsed wall and drowning, it said.

It added that 12 persons got injured (five in NCR, two in Regions 1 and 5 while one in Region 3). Four persons were reported missing — three in Region 4-A and one in Region 4-B.

The three missing persons in Region 5 has already returned home at Barangay Cagdarao, Panganiban, Catanduanes.

NDDRMC said that 167,293 families or 882,326 individuals were affected in NCR, Regions 1(Ilocos Region), 3, 4-A, 4-B, 5 and 8.

Of these, 99,548 families or 525,791 persons were displaced and being served inside 1,200 evacuation centers.

According to NDRRMC some affected families has already return to their homes.

As of 8 a.m. Thursday, the NDRRMC said 36 passengers of one motorized bancas were stranded as of 6 a.m. on July 17 at ports in Coast Guard District of Palawan and Bicol region,due to typhoon Glenda.

A total of 23 roads and two bridges in Regions 3, 4-A, 4-B, 5, and 8 were rendered impassable due to incurred damage and floodings.

Four provinces in Region 5 (Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay and Masbate) as 74 municipalities/city reported power interruptions since July 15.

NDRRMC said that Bicol transmission lines still out while no reported damage to generation facilities in Southern Luzon while Bicol and Calabarzon assessment is currently pngoing simultaneous with clearing operations prior to preparation for restoration.

It added the priority for restoration is vital infrastructure and commercial districts.

The NDRRMC said the number of damages houses iis 26,259 — with totally damaged houses reaching 7,002 while 19,257 were partially damaged in Regions 1, 3, 4-A, 5, 8 and NCR

Damage caused by the typhoon Glenda was estimated to P49,186,600 reported for bataan 1st District and Nueva Ecija Engineering district earthdikes and concrete revetment and PAF Villamor Airbase facilities in infrastructure and P1,135,026,149.76 in agriculture in Regions 3, 4-B and 5 for rice, corn high values cash crops (HVCC) and livestock.

Meanwhile, three areas were placed under a state of calamity — Naga City and the provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur.