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‘Jolina’ flays 37,022 families

Reports of 14 deaths, four injured and three missing are still undergoing validation



Photo courtesy of Mobo Masbate MDRRMO

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Saturday that the number of individuals affected by typhoon “Jolina” has reached 140,444.

According to NDRRMC, the number is equivalent to 37,022 families from 891 villages in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Soccsksargen and Metro Manila.

Calabarzon stands for Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon while Mimaropa is composed of Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan and Romblon.

The 5,341 families or 19,778 individuals were being provided aid in 412 evacuation centers with the others were being sheltered by their relatives and friends.

NDRRMC said one person has been confirmed to have died, with 16 injured and seven missing.

The reports of 14 deaths, four injured and three missing are still undergoing validation, according to a report by the Philippine News Agency.

The typhoon damaged 6,575 houses in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western and Eastern Visayas. Of this number, 316 that had been totally destroyed.

Damage caused by “Jolina” to agriculture and infrastructure has been estimated at P190.9 million and P30.7 million, respectively.