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Reported death toll due to Agaton now at 212 —NDRRMC

The reported death toll due to Storm Agaton rose to 212 as of Sunday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

In its 8 a.m. report, the NDRRMC said 186 of the fatalities were reported in Eastern Visayas, 21 in Western Visayas, three in Davao Region, and two in Central Visayas.

Of the reported deaths, 111 were already confirmed. Of the number,  94 were from Eastern Visayas, and 17 from Western Visayas, the NDRRMC said.

A total of 132 individuals have been reported missing, of which 130 were from Eastern Visayas, and one each from Western Visayas and Davao Region.

Of the 132 reported missing, two cases were confirmed by NDRRMC, each from Eastern Visayas and Davao Region.

Moreover, of the eight people reported injured, four were from Soccsksargen, two from Northern Mindanao, and one each from Central Visayas and Davao Region.

NDRRMC has confirmed six injured -- four in Soccsksargen and two in Northern Mindanao.

Over 2.2 million people affected

A total of 2,268,753 people or 650,454 families were affected by Agaton in 2,670 barangays in Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, Caraga, and Bangsamoro,  the NDRRMC report indicates.

A total of 16,917 displaced individuals or 7,352 families are still staying in evacuation centers.

On the other hand, a total of 60,215 displaced individuals or 78,179 families were staying outside of evacuation centers.

NDRRMC recorded 16,382 houses damaged due to Agaton -- 14,124 were partially and 2,258 were totally damaged.

Due to the storm, 196 classes and 139 work schedules were suspended.

A total of 61 cities and municipalities were also declared under the state of calamity.

Agriculture, infrastructure

Meanwhile, the overall estimated damage to agriculture in Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Soccsksargen, and Bangsamoro is at P1,332,566,948.54, the NDRRMC said.

NDRRMC's  estimate on damage to infrastructure in Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Bangsamoro stands at P6,950,000.

There were 57 roads and eight bridges in Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, and Caraga that were rendered impassable.

On the other hand, 251 roads and eight bridges that were previously rendered impassable have been opened to motorists. 

A total of 76 cities and municipalities experienced power interruption or outage, but power supply in 12 areas have already restored.

Three cities and municipalities also experienced water supply interruption or outage. None of these areas had their water supply restored so far, NDRRMC said.

Also, 41 ports that were reported non-operational or had suspended trips. Of these, seven ports have resumed operations in the Bicol Region and Central Visayas.

A total of 2,590 passengers, 1,124 rolling cargoes, 11 vessels, and one motor banca are also currently stranded in the Bicol Region, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga.

Further, NDRRMC said there were 373 flooding incidents, 104 landslides, six flash floods, five drowning, three maritime incidents, three overflowing creek, and a high-rising water level reported due to Agaton. —LBG, GMA News