Labuyo damages P57M properties in Luzon




08:23 AM August 13th, 2013

By: Frances Mangosing, August 13th, 2013 08:23 AM


MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Labuyo (international codename: Utor) has, so far, caused P57 million worth in damages to properties of affected provinces in Luzon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

In its 5 a.m. report on Tuesday, NDRRMC said P43 million of the P57,459,573.58 were in Aurora. Of the P43 million, P38 million were damages to infrastructure.

There were 1,577 houses destroyed in Cagayan, Central Luzon, Bicol and Cordillera Administrative Region, with 299 totally damaged, the NDRRMC report added.

As of early Tuesday, 23 roads and 13 bridges were affected while 13 power outages were reported in Ilocos, Cagayan, Central Luzon and Cordillera.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units have so far given about P1.3 million worth of assistance to the victims of the typhoon.

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