Over 250,000 individuals affected by ‘Ompong’s fury | Inquirer News

Over 250,000 individuals affected by ‘Ompong’s fury

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:32 PM September 16, 2018

A total of 250,036 individuals or 63,769 families were affected when Typhoon “Ompong” unleashed its fury in the country, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC).

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In a report released on Sunday, the NDRRMC said 148,283 individuals or a total of 37,910 families were from Regions I, II, III, National Capital Region (NCR), Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

A landslide occurred in Poblacion, Salegseg, and Balbalan, Kalinga, affecting the Western Kalinga Hospital. There were no casualties, but eight patients were transferred to the Rural Health Unit in Balbalan.

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In Labo, Camarines Norte, 13 passengers suffered minor injuries when an L300 van bound for Basu from Cavite was involved in an accident. The passengers were assisted by the Barangay office and the Labo Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Classes were suspended in 945 cities and municipalities in Regions I, II, III, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, V, VI, VIII, IX, CARAGA, CAR, and NCR.

Work in government offices were also suspended in 228 cities and municipalities in Regions I, II, III, VI, XIII, and CAR.

According to the report, 127 international and 125 domestic flights were canceled due to bad weather.

LIST: Canceled flights from Sept. 14 to 17, 2018

Meanwhile, 4,202 passengers, 619 rolling cargoes, 89 vessels, and 75 motor bancas were stranded in ports.

READ: Amid ‘Ompong,’ 4,556 passengers stranded at various ports

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A total of 141 areas in Regions I, Calabarzon, V, VIII, IX, X, CAR and NCR experienced power interruptions.

The NDRRMC said 77 transmission lines were also affected but 33 of which were already restored.

Seventy-nine areas were reported flooded in Regions III and Calabarzon as of Sunday while 25 road sections were affected by heavy rains in Regions I, IV, IX, and CAR. /ee

Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, [email protected] and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, [email protected].

Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, [email protected] and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, [email protected]

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