NDRRMC: Damage to agriculture due to bad weather now at P885M
The estimated damage to agriculture from the combined effects of the weather systems since January 2 has already reached P885 million, according to data by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday.
The NDRRMC’s latest situational report showed that a total of P885,165,517.43 worth of production loss was recorded in Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Mimaropa, the Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, and Caraga.
At least 39,984 farmers and fishermen were affected in these areas due to the rains and floods brought by the low pressure areas, shear line, and Northeast Monsoon or Amihan.
The National Irrigation Administration also reported P25,610,000 cost of damage.
Meanwhile, the inclement weather caused a total of P539,239,624.68 worth of damage to 265 infrastructure in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, and Bangsamoro Region.
An estimated cost of damage to other assets like educational materials and electronics amounting to P45,329,951 was also logged in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Bicol Region.
The reported death toll due to the weather disturbances remained at 39, with five individuals still missing.
The NDRRMC said 1,955,741 people or 479,052 families were affected in 2,565 barangays across the country.
Of them, 88,214 displaced people or 21,465 families remained staying in 307 evacuation centers, while 27,705 people or 8,353 families were seeking shelter outside of evacuation centers.
There were also 1,847 houses damaged worth P3,726,000 because of the bad weather— 1,299 of which were partially damaged and 548 were totally damaged.
Assistance worth P102,369,573.19 was provided to the victims, the NDRRMC said. — Giselle Ombay/RSJ, GMA Integrated News