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Damage wrought by ‘Ulysses’ on agri, infra now over P19 billion — NDRRMC

(Philstar.com) – December 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The destruction left by Typhoon Ulysses in its wake is now estimated to have cost over P19 billion in agriculture and infrastructure, latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council showed.

The NDRRMC’s 24th situation report on the typhoon showed latest estimates as of 8 a.m., Friday. Related Stories NOAH isn’t gone but here’s what we lost when the project ended

Based on the report, the damage to infrastructure across the country is now priced at P12.01 billion.

Cagayan Valley leads the NDRRMC’s regional breakdown with P4.91 billion in infrastructure losses.

With less than half of Region II’s losses, Calabarzon comes in at a far second with P2.34 billion. Bicol and Central Luzon trail close behind with P1.98 billion and P1.87 billion in infrastructure damage, respectively.

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said the estimated cost of damages on agriculture is currently at 7.25 billion.

Cagayan Valley took the hardest hit, incurring P2.12 billion in agricultural losses.

The region is trailed by Central Luzon which lost 1.37 billion, followed by Calabarzon with 1.26 billion.

“A total of 73 dead, 85 injured and 19 missing persons were reported in Regions II, III, CALABARZON, V, CAR, and NCR,” NDRRMC’s report read.

According to the agency, 4,816,741 individuals — over 1.77 million families — were affected by the typhoon. Of these, 92,667 persons — over 22,943 families — are still spread out across 411 evacuation centers.

Typhoon Quinta, Super Typhoon Rolly and Ulysses lashed Luzon for three consecutive weeks, beginning in late October and ending mid November, causing President Rodrigo Duterte to place the entire island under a state of calamity. 

— Bella Perez-Rubio

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