Yolanda casualties continue to rise. 2,360 dead as of November 15, 2013, 6 am

posted on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

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According to the latest situation report of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, there are a total of , while because of typhoon Yolanda.

The number of barangays that were affected now account to 9,303, spread in 44 provinces, 536 municipalities and 55 cities in the following regions:

  • IV-A
  • IV-B
  • V
  • VI
  • VII
  • VIII
  • X
  • XI
  • Caraga

The NDRRMC report also stated that 380,552 individuals or 78,476 families are now being housed in 1,028 different evacuation centers put up by the government.

Due to the strong wind and rain, many houses were destroyed in affected areas and they accounted to 253,049 as of today, 136,247 of which are totally damaged while 117,802 of which are partially-damaged.

All the roads and bridges that were temporarily affected by the catastrophe are already passable since November 13, 2013.

All the airports under the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines are already operational, except for Tacloban Airport which was heavily damaged.

Power outage is still experienced by some areas of the following provinces:

  • Leyte (Biliran, Southern Leyte, Northern Leyte)
  • Samar
  • Siquijor
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Iloilo
  • Antique
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Palawan
  • Oriental Mindoro

In Tacloban City, Globe Telecom offers “Libreng Tawag” in Hotel Alejandro.

Since yesterday, the telcos (Talk and Text, Smart Communications, Sun Cellular, Globe Communications) have already restored their services in the following areas:

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Water supply is still not available in the following local government units:

  • Capiz
  • Iloilo
  • Municipality of Barbaza, Antique

With resolution Number 085-2013, the areas of Janiuay, Iloilo and the province of Antique are placed under the state of calamity.

Dumangas, Iloilo was also placed under the state of calamity under the Resolution Number 2013-188.

Meanwhile, the province of Palawan, Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo, Cebu, Leyte, and Samar are under the State of National Calamity, as stated in the Presidential Proclamation No. 682 last November 11, 2013.

This ship is now on dry land. (Image courtesy of Edmund James Y. Porter)

The affected regions were given relief assistance worth of Php 70,324,817.73.

  • NGOs (P213,114.00)
  • LGUs (P30,483,261.33)
  • DOH (P8,330,062.30)
  • DSWD (P31,298,380.10)

In order to implement their plan of action, the government has deployed the following:

  • 18,089 personnel
  • 844 vehicles
  • 44 seacrafts
  • 31 aircrafts and other equipment

Deployed assets come from local and national agencies, volunteers organizations as well as responders.

Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII and Caraga suffered cost of damages which gave a total of Php 4,060,044,079.13, Php 362,834,761.13 of which refers to infrastructure while Php 3,697,209,318.00 refers to agriculture.