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Karding damage to agriculture reaches P3.077 billion —NDRRMC

Karding damage to agriculture reaches P3.077 billion —NDRRMC

The estimated cost of damage to agriculture brought by Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) has reached P3,076,968,120.04, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the damage to livestock, poultry, and fisheries was estimated at P14,141,725, the NDRRMC said in its situational report.

A total of 104,500.90 farmers and fisherfolk and 166,630.11 hectares of crops were affected by the typhoon, it added.

The death toll remained at 12, with the number of missing at five, and injuries at 52.

The NDRRMC said 247,016 families or 913,893 individuals were affected by the typhoon in seven regions, and 47,388 persons were displaced. Most of them sought shelter in evacuation centers.

A total of 57,080 houses and 43 infrastructures (roads, schools, utility services facilities and others) were damaged.

Meanwhile, a total of P51,463,930.95 worth of assistance has so far been given by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, local government units, and nongovernment organizations, the NDRRMC said.

Karding exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday night after causing floods and damage on its path as it crossed Luzon. —KG, GMA News