NDRRMC: P10 billion infra, agri damage due to Typhoon Ulysses
MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Ulysses’ damage to infrastructure and agriculture has reached an estimated P10 billion, based on the latest assessment of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday.
NDRRMC spokesperson Peter Galvez said the agricultural impact of the recent typhoon now costs P4 billion, while the infrastructure damage was placed at P6.1 billion.
Ulysses had left a trail of death and destruction over parts of Luzon, with over 70 dead and almost half a million people displaced from their homes.
Cagayan Valley saw its worst flooding in decades after Magat Dam released water from its reservoir to prevent it from spilling as relentless rain pummelled the region, which is one of the country’s largest producers of rice and a top corn producer.
Relief operations continue on the ground for the flood-stricken victims.
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a state of calamity over the entire Luzon island group due to the recent typhoons the past weeks.