Odette damage to agri, infra hits P28 billion
MANILA, Philippines — Some three weeks after Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) ravaged Visayas and Mindanao and parts of Luzon, damage to agriculture was placed at nearly P11 billion while communications remained down in 159 areas.
On Monday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) estimated at P28.676 billion the total damage to agriculture and infrastructure caused by Odette.
Damage to agriculture was placed at P10.963 billion in Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Calabarzon, the Bicol region, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao region, Soccsksargen and Caraga.
The worst hit in terms of damage to agriculture was the Western Visayas with P4.8 billion and Mimaropa with P2.258 billion.
The NDRRMC placed at P17.7 billion the cost of damaged infrastructure in Caraga, Mimaropa, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Soccsksargen.
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