NDRRMC: Agri damage from Typhoon 'Ambo' hits P79 million | Inquirer News

NDRRMC: Agri damage from Typhoon ‘Ambo’ hits P79 million

/ 03:00 PM May 17, 2020
HARDEST HIT A solitary cross stands amid the debris of this roofless Catholic church in Arteche, Eastern Samar, the province hardest hit by Typhoon “Ambo” (international name: Vongfong). Ambo’s gusts of up to 185 kilometers per hour when it made landfall on the province on Thursday tore off the roof, leaving grey rain clouds hovering above the church dedicated to St. Raymond Nonnatus, patron saint of pregnant women. —PHOTO COURTESY OF EASTERN SAMAR GOV. BEN EVARDONE

HARDEST HIT A solitary cross stands amid the debris of this roofless Catholic church in Arteche, Eastern Samar, the province hardest hit by Typhoon “Ambo” (international name: Vongfong). —PHOTO COURTESY OF EASTERN SAMAR GOV. BEN EVARDONE

MANILA, Philippines — The running total of agricultural damage from Typhoon “Ambo,” which has since weakened into a tropical depression, has reached P79 million, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

The damage recorded only covered the Bicol region. Hardest hit were Masbate with around P36 million and Camarines Sur with around P33 million.

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Albay reported nearly P4.6 million worth of damage, while Sorsogon and Catanduanes incurred around P2.6 million each. Camarines Norte had around P85,000 worth of damage.

Around 70,000 persons or 18,780 families were pre-emptively evacuated in Calabarzon, Bicol region, Eastern Visayas and Cordillera region because of Ambo, the NDRRMC said.

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On Saturday afternoon, a Philippine Air Force C-130 aircraft transported relief goods to Catarman, Samar, one of the areas affected by Ambo.

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