New storm on heels of ‘Quinta’
Timbal said the deaths being verified by the NDRRMC include a 60-year-old woman in Siaton town, Negros Oriental; a man of undetermined age in Bindoy town, also in Negros Oriental, and another unidentified man in Mogpog town, Marinduque. The 13 missing persons include one crew member of a yacht that sank off Bauan, Batangas; eight fishermen in Catanduanes; a fisherman in Calabanga, Camarines Sur; one person who was swept by a strong current while crossing a river in Odiongan, Romblon; a fisherman in Iloilo and another person in Negros Oriental who was also swept by a strong current while attempting to cross a river. The eight fishermen missing in Catanduanes were part of the 12 earlier reported missing from Barangay Pananogan, Bato town; Barangay Cagdarao, Panganiban town, and Barangay Poblacion District III, Gigmoto town. Timbal said four out of the 12 missing fishermen were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard. However, he added they are still validating reports that another fisherman who is among those missing was earlier rescued.
Timbal said 237,948 families have been affected by the typhoon in the National Capital Region (NCR), Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). He added that the total evacuated families have reached 22,029 which is equivalent to 77,793 persons staying in 843 evacuation centers in the NCR, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and CAR. The NDRRMC has yet to determine the estimated cost of agricultural and infrastructure damage from the typhoon.
"Of the seven farming towns, Candaba was the worst hit municipality,” Blanco said. Widespread flooding has affected 118,060 individuals in Masantol and Macabebe, both coastal towns in the province fourth district. Classes and works in the government and private sectors resumed Tuesday as weather conditions improved. PDRRMO said 47 villages in at least six low-lying areas remained under floodwater in varying degrees Batangas City on Monday declared a state of calamity that would allow it to tap emergency funds to address Typhoon Quinta's damage. Batangas City Mayor Beverly Dimacuha, in an executive order, cited damage to agriculture and infrastructure and the destruction of houses that forced more than 300 families to flee. The entire province of Batangas lost power due to Quinta's strong winds and torrential rains, Gov. Hermilando Mandanas said Monday. Senator Christopher Go assured Filipinos affected by typhoon Quinta that President Rodrigo Duterte is monitoring the situation and that the whole government machinery is ready to provide emergency response and assistance to typhoon-hit provinces. With Macon Ramos-Araneta