Santi: P2.9B agri damage in Aurora, Nueva Ecija
MANILA, Philippines – Damage to agriculture left by typhoon Santi (international codename Nari) in two provinces alone has reached more than P2.9 billion, the government said.
The provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija – two of the worst hit by the typhoon – reported a total of P2,933,072,890.00 in damage to crops, fisheries, and related industries, the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its 6pm report Sunday.
The bulk of the damage reported came from Nueva Ecija's crops, worth P2.73 billion.
A total of 747,353 people (154,766 families) were affected by the typhoon across Regions I, II, III, and IV-A, NDRRMC tallies released Monday morning, October 14, showed.
Out of the total affected, 96,229 people (18,577 families) were displaced; 42 evacuation centers are currently housing 6,561 of those displaced, the rest outside evacuation centers.
Damaged homes totaled 44,151, in the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Bulacan, Aurora, Pampanga, Pangasinan, and Nueva Vizcaya. Out of this number, 8,720 homes were totally damaged. (READ: Luzon cleans up after Typhoon Santi)
Santi's death toll remains at 13, while 32 people were injured. Seven people remain missing as of Monday morning.
Typhoon Santi barreled through Luzon early Saturday, October 12, and cut a westward path through the farming regions of Region III. – Rappler.com
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