More than 63,500 persons affected by ‘Goring’, P41.17-M infra damage recorded

MANILA, (PIA) — The aftermath of Typhoon Goring has affected at least 63,565 residents from seven regions so far, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

The NDRRMC said about 19,370 families were affected including 24,972 individuals displaced from their homes. 

Of this number, some 14,856 individuals are temporarily sheltered inside evacuation centers, while 10,116 are temporarily living outside them.

All this was recorded while Signal No. 3 was still raised in different parts of the Philippines.

The affected population is said to be from the following regions:

  • Ilocos Region
  • Cagayan Valley
  • Central Luzon
  • Western Visayas
  • Cordillera Administrative Region

The NDRRMC, however, has not reported any deaths, missing or injured, so far.

Several floods, landslides, road accidents, tree falls, tornadoes and marine accidents have occurred in connection with the typhoon.

“The estimated cost of damage to infrastructure amounting to P41,175,000 was reported in Region 2, MIMAROPA, CAR,” the NDRRMC added.

This is apart from 28 houses that were slightly damaged and destroyed due to bad weather.

In the last report of the NDRRMC, it said the government distributed more than P979,352 in aid in the form of family food packs, financial aid, hygiene kits, etc.

As of Wednesday, August 30, PAGASA said “Goring” has intensified into a super typhoon. (PIA-NCR)

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