20 dead due to continuous rains from LPA, shear line, ‘amihan’ — NDRRMC
MANILA, Philippines — The National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) on Saturday reported a total of 20 deaths due to the continuous onslaught of rains caused by the combined effects of recent low-pressure areas, the northeast monsoon, and shear line.
Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Barmm, and more areas have been battered by rains from different weather systems since January 2, causing flooding and landslides.
According to the agency’s latest situational report, the deaths reported in the following areas are:
- Eastern Visayas – Six deaths
- Bicol Region – Five deaths
- Zamboanga Peninsula – Four deaths
- Northern Mindanao – Four deaths
- Davao Region – One death
Meanwhile, eight people were injured and one was reported missing, said the NDRRMC.
A total of 552,131 have also been affected.
The agricultural damage caused by these weather systems has amounted to P257,765,961.8 9, with over 11,705.5 farmers affected with production losses reaching 2,009.80625 metric tons, said the NDRRMC.
The council has also reported a total of P171,230,996 worth of damage to infrastructure in the country.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said that a low-pressure area is still affecting southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The administration has warned of possible floods and landslides.