THE death toll from Super Typhoon Juan rose to 19, data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) as of 8 a.m. Thursday showed.
Of the number, seven fatalities were recorded in Pangasinan, two in La Union, two in Ilocos Sur while one each from Cagayan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Zambales, Kalinga, Benguet, Baguio and Quezon City.
The agency also said at least 24 were injured while 13,995 households were affected by the super typhoon.
The NDRRMC also said more than 63,450 families were displaced by the typhoon in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and the National Capital Region.
The estimated damage to agriculture, fisheries, and infrastructure has also rose to P4.8 billion, the agency said.
As of 5:00 a.m. Thursday, Juan was located at 300 kilometers west of Laoag City and is forecast to move north-northeast at 7 kilometers per hour (kph), the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
The typhoon has maximum sustained winds of up to 175 kph at its center.
The weather agency has removed storm signals throughout Luzon.
However, residents along the coastal areas of Western Luzon are alerted of possible storm surges. (Sunnex)