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NDRRMC: Almost 150,000 families affected by Ompong; nearly P30M in aid distributed

Typhoon Ompong affected 147,540 families or 591,762 individuals across the country in its four day-stay in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday.

In its 6 a.m. report, the NDRRMC said 147,540 families were affected in 2,738 barangays, 433 cities and municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR.

The Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), LGUs, and NGOs have provided P28,976,636.40 worth of assistance to the same regions.

Of the 57,196 families or 219,508 people being served inside and outside evacuation centers, 50,686 families or 192,842 individuals are currently at 1,899 evacuation centers while 6,510 families or 26,666 people reside outside evacuation centers.

Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, V, CAR, and NCR evacuated 38,515 families or 151,872 people before the storm hit.

Due to inclement weather, only four international and 56 domestic flights out of 144 international and 135 domestic canceled flights have resumed, the NDRRMC report said.

It added that power has been resumed in 44 out of 155 areas that experienced power outages in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR.

The report also said that a total of 95 road sections and one bridge have been cleared of debris from 214 road sections and five bridges rendered impassable by the storm, and flooding has subsided in 35 out of 229 areas as of September 16.

Regions I, III, and CAR has so far reported 372 partially damaged and 79 totally damaged homes in their provinces.

Typhoon Ompong entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday and exited on Sunday.  — Rie Takumi/RSJ, GMA News

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