|Philippine Coast Guard personnel assist residents of Sitiio Lada in Barangay Pangobilian in Palawan in evacuating due to Severe Tropical Storm "Maring" (Kompasu) on October 12, 2021. (Photo from Facebook / Philippine Coast Guard)|
[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] MANILA: Severe Tropical Storm Maring (Kompasu) leftover 21,000 individuals affected across five regions, disaster officials said Wednesday as they also validate 13 reported deaths. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said 1,513 families or 5,852 persons were taking shelter in emergency sites, while 1,324 families or 5,673 were staying someplace else, PhilStar reported.
Some 237 barangays or villages were affected in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Caraga and Cordillera Administrative Region, the agency added. Maring, the 13th storm to hit the Philippines this year, left the country's jurisdiction on Tuesday with storm signals officially lifted this morning. NDRRMC said they are looking into 13 reported casualties due to the storm, along with nine reported missing and three injured. The cost of damage to agriculture immediately stood at P493.76 million, with Ilocos Region the hardest hit and sustaining P262.51 million worth of damage.
There was no word yet on the cost of damage to infrastructure. But the NDRRMC said 109 houses were damaged -- 55 entirely and 54 partially. Power was also cut off or interrupted in 102 cities or municipalities, with supply restored in 58 areas so far.
Officials said as of Wednesday morning, they have recorded 53 flooding incidents, 40 of which have since subsided and 13 receding.