Oct. 31 (EUROPA PRESS) –
At least 98 people have died and 1,812,740 have been affected by the floods caused by the heavy rains recorded in the Philippines by the passage of the tropical storm ‘Nalgae’ according to the latest official balance that includes a total of 69 injured and 63 missing.
The Philippine National Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CNGRRD) has published the new figure, although it would be provisional data since only 58 deaths have been confirmed while waiting to validate another 40, according to ABS-CBN television. .
In addition, it has been reported that 80,000 families have had to be evacuated and transferred to 27,109 evacuation centers distributed throughout the country.
Up to 40,319 people have been preventively evacuated in ten regions: Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Cagayan Valley, Bicol, Western, Central and Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Davao.
In material damage, there are 59 towns and cities declared in a state of calamity and 16,260 hectares of affected crops have been recorded, of which more than 3,000 have no chance of recovery. There are 24,813 farmers and fishermen who have lost 435 million Philippine pesos (about seven million euros).
Power has been restored in 94 areas in the 11 regions, although a total of 4,188 power facilities have been affected, of which almost 700 were completely destroyed.
The Ministry of Social Welfare and Development has already allocated 5 million pesos (about 86,000 euros) to the emergency response, mostly food packages.