Floods inflict $1.8m damage in Philippines
August 22, 2013 - 1:22:28 pm
MANILA: The Philippines estimates agricultural and infrastructural losses, caused by southwest monsoon floods triggered by tropical storm Maring, to around $1.791 million or PhP79 million.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Thursday said, "The damage to infrastructure amounted to $1.273 million or PhP56,582,000 while damages to agriculture amounted to $501,518 or PhP22,286,659."
The Philippines regions affected by the storm and the ensuing floods are Cordillera Administrative Region as well as regions I, IVA and IVB from surge of the southwest monsoon.
Infrastructure damage NDRRMC reported today concentrated in Region IVB.
The data shows location and cost of the damages provinces in Occidental Mindoro of PhP3.49 million, Oriental Mindoro of PhP4.39 million and Romblon of PhP48.70 million.
Cost of rice and corn damages in CAR as well as regions IVA and IVB totaled PhP18.32 million, while damage to fisheries in Region I reached PhP3.97 million.
A total 662 areas in 88 municipalities or cities under regions I, III IVA, IVB and NCR were reported flooded and 22 houses were totally damaged.
While 38 others suffered partial destruction in regions I, III, IVA and CAR, the NDRRMC added. (QNA)