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Death toll due to Ursula reaches 35 – NDRRMC

Typhoon Ursula left the Philippines Saturday morning, but not before causing the deaths of 35 individuals, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in a 6 p.m. situational report.

Most fatalities were recorded in Region VI with 20 deaths, followed by Region VIII with eight deaths, MIMAROPA with six deaths, while Region VII had a single fatality.

Twenty-two individuals were also injured due to Ursala, while 14 people were reported missing in Regions VI, VII , VIII, and MIMAROPA.

The NDRRMC said a total of 346,217 families were affected by the storm in 1,595 barangays in  Region V, VI, VII, VIII and CARAGA.

A total of 21,939 families were taking temporary shelter in 365  evacuation centers while 7,905 families were being served outside the centers.

Meanwhile, 253,345 houses were damaged in Regions VI and VIII.

Of the number, 34,943 houses were reported as totally damaged while 218,402 houses were partially damaged.

Also, 158 schools were partially damaged in Regions V, VI, VIII, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA.

Damage to infrastructure and agriculture in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, and MIMAROPA was valued at P1,042,668,445

Weather report

Tropical Depression Ursula exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday morning. 

Meanwhile, the tail-end of a cold front was expected to bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms over the Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands on Sunday, according to PAGASA. 

The easterlies were also expected to bring cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms over Cordillera Administrative Region, the rest of Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and Quezon. — Joahna Lei Casilao/MDM/DVM, GMA News

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