One evacuee in Ilocos Norte dies during onslaught of Typhoon Ompong

Philippine Red Cross rescue team respond to an accident involving a rescue ambulance that crashed into an electric post in Gonzaga, Cagayan at the height of Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong, hitting the Philippines, in this September 15, 2018 photo from the Philippine Red Cross. Philippine Red Cross/via REUTERS

Ilocos Norte Gov. Maria Imelda ‘Imee’ Marcos confirmed that one person has died during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong in their province.

According to Marcos, a resident of Paoay suffered a heart attack while inside an evacuation center.

Sa ngayon, alam ko sa Paoay may namatay. Evacuee ‘yon eh, may sakit sa puso. Aalamin ko pa ang sitwasyon sa ibang lugar,” Marcos said during an interview with DZRH.

The governess also reported that about 11,000 people are still staying in evacuation centers in Ilocos Norte since many houses got damaged due to Typhoon Ompong and still needs to be repaired.

Marcos also said that until now the whole province of Ilocos Norte has no supply of electricity.

The official has also started making rounds in the whole province and, based on the initial assessment, the damages in agricultural have reached Php 1.5 billion.

Meanwhile, Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba said that they have not yet received any reports regarding the deaths in the province after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong.

Mamba also said that more than 64,000 individuals stayed in evacuation centers during the typhoon, but some have already returned to their homes.

The governor also confirmed that in Cagayan, the electric supply has not yet returned, and assessed that the damages in agriculture have reached Php 8 billion.

Zero casualty naman po sa Cagayan. Pero, the whole province ngayon ay walang kuryente. After a week pa raw maibabalik ang kuryente,” Mamba said during an interview with DZRH.


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