Yolanda death toll now at 6,055 — NDRRMC

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Dec. 13 (PNA) — The death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) rose to 6,055, while the government assistance for affected people reached P1.1 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Sunday.

The running total of the death toll is broken down as follows: Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), 3; Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), 19; Bicol, 6; Western Visayas, 250; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,703; Zamboanga Peninsula, 1; and Caraga,1.

The NDRRMC also said 27,468 people were injured while 1,779 remain missing.

At least 3,424,593 families or 16,007,181 individuals were affected in 12,122 villages in 44 provinces, displacing 841,581 families or 3,904,075 people.

Of those displaced, 20,949 families or 101,646 individuals are still staying in 383 evacuation centers.

Damage caused by Yolanda increased to P35.547 billion, including P18.226 billion in infrastructure and P17.321 billion in agriculture.

The NDRRMC said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1,142,890 including 551,453 destroyed and 591,437 damaged.

It added that total cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached P1.134 billion.

The Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) has allocated P815 million; local government units (LGUs), P116 million; Department of Health (DOH), P144 million; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P56 million.

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said 35,455 people, 1,351 vehicles, 118 seacraft, 163 aircraft and 28,361 other assets/equipment from the national and local agencies have been deployed to strategic areas to expedite response and medical operations.(PNA)