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Typhoon Ulysses Death Toll Climbs To 73

by | Posted on: November 17th, 2020 | No Comments | News

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that as of Tuesday, the death toll for Typhoon Ulysses, which caused floods that are as high as a two-story house, has now climbed to 73 persons.

According to the NDRRMC report released this afternoon, the deaths were reported in Regions 2 (Cagayan Valley), 4A (Calabarzon), 5 (Bicol), and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

Aside from the recorded deaths, NDRRMC also announced that approximately 24 persons were injured while 19 went missing.

Meanwhile, the typhoon-affected families reached around 727,738 families, which is equivalent to 3,052,049 individuals. These individuals are currently residing in 5,594 barangays in Regions 1 (Ilocos), 2, 3, 4A, 4B (Mimaropa), 5, National Capital Region, and CAR.

As their communities remain submerged under muddy-water, with some despite the flood already vanished, were left with knockdown shanties, around 70,784 families or 283,656 persons are being served inside 2,205 evacuation centers. In comparison, 41,203 families or 158,926 individuals are being aided outside.

Houses damaged were placed at 39,808 — 4,473 and classified as “totally damaged” and 35,335 as “partially damaged.”

NDRRMC further reiterated that Ulysses’ havoc to agriculture reached approximately P2.7 billion in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4A, 5, CAR, and the NCR, while infrastructure damage was estimated at P5.2 billion.