‘Urduja’ leaves P1-B damage

The Caraycaray Bridge in Biliran is impassable after it was destroyed when Typhoon Urduja ravaged some parts of Eastern and Western Visayas as it made its landfall on December 16, Saturday. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte then visited the hard-hit areas on December 18, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

THE National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday that tropical storm “Urduja” has so far resulted to P1.15 billion in agriculture and infrastructure damages.

In a press briefing, NDRRMC spokesperson Mina Marasigan said the damages were confined to MIMAROPA, Regions V, VII, VIII, and IX.

This can be broken down into P581.47 to agriculture and P569.72 in infrastructure.

Marasigan added that a total of 12,041 houses were damaged during the weather disturbance in Regions V, VIII, and CARAGA.

Of the figure, 9,123 were partially damaged and 2,918 were totally damaged. (RONDA Balita Online News)


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