NDRRMC reports two deaths due to TS ‘Amang’

By , on January 19, 2015


MANILA  — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Monday said two people died during the onslaught of tropical storm “Amang”.

NDRRMC identified the fatalities as Kristel Mae Padasas, 26, native of Bicol Region, and was a volunteer worker of Catholic Relief Services stationed in Eastern Samar; and Domingo Tablate, 19 Antipolo del Norte, Virac, Catanduanes.

Padasas died of head injury after a soundbox (speaker) fell on her from a scaffolding that collapsed due to strong winds brought by TS Amang; while Tablate died due to drowning.

The NDRRMC said that “Amang” has affected 4,922 families or 21,867 people in Regions 5, 7 and 8.

Of these, some 4,967 families or 21,185 people were staying in 61 evacuation centers.

The tropical storm also damaged a total of 152 houses (4 totally/148 partially) in Viga, Catanduanes and Daet, Camarines Norte.

A total of 19 municipalities in Regions 5 and 8 were flooded.

Power interruption was reported in Region 8 (Northern and Western Samar).

As of Monday, power restored in areas of Quezon, Daraga, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Eastern samar, Northern Samar and Western Samar.

To date, there are 15 roads, three bridges and two spillways impassable while two roads reported passable to all types of vehicles in the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Northern Samar and Samar.