2.14-million people affected by ‘Ompong,’ landslides

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the number of families affected by Typhoon “Ompong” has climbed to 507,945 in 4,819 barangays in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, National Capital Region, and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

This was the equivalent to 2.14-million people, the 6 am Monday update said.

Also, a total of 117,685 houses were reported damaged, 10,334 severely and 107,351 partially, in Regions 1, 2, 3, and the CAR.

Damage to infrastructure and agriculture was placed at P18.82 billion—lower than the Agriculture department’s estimate.

The Department of Energy reported that power has been restored in 79.19 percent of the affected areas.

Ompong affected 2,366,504 households after it made landfall in Cagayan on Sept. 15. As of Sept. 22 evening, the DoE reported the reenergization of 1,871,707 households.

Fourteen provinces are still undergoing rehabilitation. The affected areas have different timelines for power restoration, depending on their location and situation, the department said.

In Naga City, Cebu, the death toll from a landslide at a mining site rose to 49.

Naga City police said at least 10 were injured, but did not say how many remained missing.

The landslide buried about 20 houses in the village of Tinaan and four houses in Naalad on Sept. 20, after several days of heavy rain.

The Department of Health said it found water sources of at least five evacuation centers in Naga City, Cebu, positive for fecal coliform, making it unsafe for human consumption. 

Topics: National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council , Typhoon “Ompong” , Cordillera Administrative Region , Department of Energy
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