‘Dante’ leaves 9 dead, P86.1 million in crop damage

Typhoon Dante, the country’s fourth storm this year, has killed 9 and caused agricultural damage estimated to be worth P86.1 million following its rampage in parts of Visayas and Mindanao this week, the state disaster response agency said Saturday.

Based on the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s 8 a.m. monitoring, Dante, which left Philippine territory Saturday, claimed nine lives, injured two, and left one missing in parts of Visayas and Mindanao.

Meanwhile, Dante affected 22,839 families or 93,683 individuals nationwide, mostly in Visayas and Mindanao.

Of this figure, 732 families or 2,753 people are still in evacuation centers.

The NDRRMC added 2,085 passengers, 691 rolling cargoes, and 46 vessels were stranded in different ports nationwide due to the cancellation of sea trips during Dante’s onslaught.

A total of 26 ports, meanwhile, have resumed operations.

Topics: Typhoon Dante , Philippine territory , National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
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