In its Wednesday update, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced that 132,908 families or 602,770 persons were affected by the severe weather conditions brought about by Typhoon "Nina" during its onslaught on Dec. 25 and 26, with one person being reported dead due to the weather disturbance.
These individuals are mostly residents of 785 barangays in CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Regions V and VIII, NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad said.
He added that strong winds and rains brought by "Nina" has damaged a total of 30,897 houses, of which 21,225 are partially damaged and 9,672 totally, in Region V alone.
A total of 98,308 families were also pre-emptively evacuated or around 485,789 persons before the actual onslaught of the typhoon in CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Regions V and VIII.
As of this posting, the NDRRMC reports that it has confirmed the death of 43-year-old Gregorio Ruel, a resident of Sitio Catumbao, Barangay Sta. Rosa, Mulanay, Quezon 2 a.m. of Dec. 26.
He was killed after being hit by falling coconuts while evacuating his family to safer ground.
Jalad said that nine road sections and three bridges are still not passable due to debris and flooding in Region II, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Regions V and VIII.
As of this posting, a total of PHP83,460,000 worth of damages to infrastructure (road and river control facilities) were reported in Marinduque and Oriental Mindoro. (PNA)