MANILA, Philippines – At least 533 people are still missing in the wake of Typhoon “Pablo,” the government said Friday, December 7, three days after it made a landfall in the country.
The super typhoon also left 456 dead and 445 injured, according to the latest report of the the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
In its 4pm update on Friday, December 7, the agency added that the number of people affected by the typhoon has increased to more than 5 million individuals (5,317,275), or 1,077,541 families.
At least 393,026 people are now cramped in evacuation centers and makeshift shelters, the NDRRMC added.
Residents in 2,178 barangays, 223 municipalities and 31 cities in 27 provinces of Regions IV-B, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII and CARAGA were affected by the typhoon.
The state of calamity was already declared in 45 provinces and municipalities in regions IV-B, VII, X, XI, and CARAGA.
Areas under state of calamity (as of 4pm, December 7)
A total of 28,587 damaged houses were reported, of which 11,002 were partially damaged while 17,585 were totally damaged.
Total damage is estimated at P4 million. – Rappler.com