The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has confirmed that Northern and Central Luzon lost more than Php2 billion worth of damages after the onslaught of typhoon Lawin.
NDRRMC Exec. Director Ricardo Jalad said that the cost of damage in infrastructure was at Php1.583 billion and Php943.8 billion in Agriculture.
Some of the regions that were greatly affected include regions’ 1, 2, 3 and the Cordillera Autonomous Region.
In line with this, Kalinga and Mountain Province have both declared under a state of calamity.
Meanwhile, more than Php31.45 million worth of aid was given by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the local government units to affected families in the above mentioned regions.
Jalad added that the damages will increase because they continue to conduct assessment and validation in different provinces.
Because of clear weather, only 8,761 families or 37,922 individuals are still staying in 220 evacuation centers.
(with DZRH Florante Rosales)