CEBU CITY -- Six regions hit by flooding and landslides spawned by the tail-end of a cold front since January 16 reported that damage to infrastructure and crops has topped P364 million.

A situation report by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council as of 8 a.m. Wednesday showed that P276.1 million worth of infrastructure were damaged while crop losses reached P88.08 million in Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao and Caraga regions.

Among the six affected regions, Caraga sustained the biggest infrastructure damage estimated at P90 million while Northern Mindanao reported the biggest crop losses at P80 million.

Central Visayas reported crop losses of P600,000 while Davao estimated damage to agriculture at P7.4 million. Other regions have yet to submit damage reports for the agriculture sector.

In terms of infrastructure, damage in Western Visayas was estimated at P63 million; Central Visayas, P40 million; Eastern Visayas, P75 million; Northern Mindanao, P6.08 million; and Davao, P2.02 million.

The council also said nine have been confirmed dead, 10 injured and two remained missing since January 16. Previous reports by local disaster councils in affected areas put the death toll at 17 - 6 in Cagayan de Oro, 7 in Zamboanga del Norte and 4 in Cebu.

The NDRRMC report also showed that a total of 445 areas in the Visayas and Mindanao were flooded. Floodwater has subsided in less than half, or 194, of the affected areas.

A total of 136,320 families, or 654,149 persons, were affected.

Aside from the six regions listed above, other regions affected by the weather disturbance were Zamboanga Peninsula, Soccsksargen, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Negros Island Region.

Cagayan de Oro saw its worst flooding, with neck-deep water, since typhoon Sendong in 2011.

As of Wednesday, the tail-end of a cold front was still affecting the eastern section of Mindanao while the northeast monsoon was prevailing over Luzon and the Visayas. (MVI/SunStar Philippines)