Damage cost due to tail-end of cold front nearly P58M-A A +A
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
MANILA -- The cost of damage incurred from the tail-end of a cold front that affected thousands in Mindanao has reached nearly P58 million, the state disaster agency said Wednesday.
In an afternoon update, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that the said weather system caused damages to infrastructure worth P51.1 million and damages to agriculture worth P6.76 million, or a total of P57.94 million.
The effects of the said weather system have damaged a total of 276 houses in the affected regions while three bridges and nine roads are currently not passable to all types of vehicles due to flooding.
Fifteen barangays in Davao City were placed under state of calamity on Tuesday.
The tail-end of the cold front has brought incessant rains and triggered floods in several Mindanao areas, affecting 59,304 families or 245,487 people in nine provinces in the Davao, Soccsksargen, and Caraga regions.
At least six people were reported dead while four others remain missing due to the effects of the said weather system, according to the NDRRMC.
Some 65,611 people are inside evacuation centers. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)