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Damage to infrastructure, agriculture due to typhoon Rolly rises to P11B

/ 03:32 PM November 05, 2020
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This photo shows the damage at Sabang National High School in Calabanga, Camarines Sur, on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, following the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly. According to barangay officials, several classrooms were damaged during the wrath of the typhoon while evacuees were staying there. Photo from the office of Vice President Leni Robredo

MANILA, Philippines — Super Typhoon Rolly, tagged as the world’s strongest storm this year, has caused over P11 billion in damages to infrastructure and agriculture, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its report released Thursday.

Based on the report of NDRRMC, the damages caused by the typhoon to infrastructure is already pegged at P8.4 billion. For the agriculture sector, the figure is marked at P2.9 billion.

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According to NDRRMC, Bicol Region alone suffered P7.2 billion in damages to infrastructure and P2.3 billion in damages to agriculture as it bore the brunt of the super typhoon.

Here is the breakdown of Rolly’s damage to infrastructure per region:

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Bicol Region P7.25 billion
Mimaropa -P866 million
Calabarzon – P147 million
Central Luzon – P134.5 million
Ilocos Region – P34.5 million
Cagayan Valley – P22 million
Cordillera Administrative Region –  P8 million
National Capital Region – P5.5 million
Eastern Visayas – P3.5 million

Damage of the typhoon to the agriculture sector per region is as follows:

Bicol Region – P2.3 billion
Calabarzon – P566 million
Mimaropa – P16.3 million
Eastern Visayas – P173,491

Meanwhile, a total of 230,834 families or 906,146 persons in 3,586 barangays have been affected by “Rolly.” A total of 44,033 houses were damaged in Bicol Region, Mimaropa, and Cordillera Administrative Region.

NDRRMC earlier said there 20 fatalities recorded due to the strong typhoon.

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