'Gener' death toll rises to 37 - NDRRMC
MANILA, Philippines - The death toll from typhoon Gener (international codename Saola) has already reached 37, the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Friday, August 1.
In its latest situation report issued at 6 a.m., the NDRRMC said the typhoon has left 37 people dead, 4 missing and 33 injured in various parts of the country.
NDRRMC also reported that a total of 30 roads, 3 bridges, and 4,304 houses were damaged due to heavy rains, floods, and landslides. The total estimated cost of damage to infrastructure was P79.73 million.
Damaged agriculture crops, on the other hand, amounted to P160 million.
Gener made landfall over Taiwan early Thursday, August 2, and is now outside the Philippine area of responsibility. However, it continues to affect the Southwest Monsoon, bringing heavy rain over Luzon and Western Visayas.
Due to the lingering bad weather condition, the following areas are declared under state of calamity:
- Navotas City
- Pangasinan (Brgys Hacienda, Portic, and Cayanga in Bugallon)
- Bulacan (Obando)
- Laguna (Mabitac)
- Cavite (Bacoor, Tanza, Ternate, Rosario, Kawit, Naic, Noveleta, Cavite City)
- Batangas (San Luis, Lemery)
- Occidental Mindoro (San Jose)
Classes in Navotas City, as well as in some parts of Bulacan and cities of Malabon and Valenzuela, remain suspended.
The NDRRMC said that strong to gale force wind is expected to affect the seabirds of Luzon and Visayas. Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into sea, while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves. - Rappler.com