Damages due to Pedring and Quiel reach P15 billion
MANILA, Philippines — The estimated damages in infrastructure and agriculture due to typhoons Pedring and Quiel has reached P15 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in its latest report Monday.
The report stated that Pedring has caused P14.96 billion-worth of damages to infrastructure and agriculture in the National Capital Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Regions I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, and VI while four provinces of Region II suffered damages worth P115.08 million because of Quiel.
The two typhoons have also damaged a total of 71,518 houses, affecting over 80,000 families. Records showed however, that more and more families were leaving evacuation centers to return to their homes.
The report said that 21 road sections in Regions II, III and CAR remain impassable.
The NDRRMC added that the Ambuklao (1 Gate/0.5 m), Binga (2 Gates/1.4 m), Magat (1 Gate/2 m) and San Roque (2 Gates/1.5 m) dams have opened their gates Monday morning after reaching their spilling levels.