In its situation update for December 10, 2013, the Phiilppine government’s National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) completely destroyed 593,787 houses and damaged another 598,306. The number of affected barangays is now reported as 12,122.
Full statistics and information from NDRRMC:
*Number of affected areas
12,122 barangays in 44 provinces, 591 municipalities, and 57 cities of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and Caraga.
A total of 21,379 families (103,604 persons) are being served inside 386 evacuation centers. While 860,806 families (3,952,667 persons) who are not in evacuation centers, are also being served.
There are currently 1,192,093 houses (593,787 totally / 598,306 partially) tallied in the affected provinces.
As of 6:00 p.m., November 13, 2013 all bridges and roads that were previously affected are now passable.
Operations in Tacloban airport are still limited.
As of November 13, all airports under CAAP control are now operational.
The Philippine Ports Authority has taken over the Port of Tacloban.
A total of 16 barges are now operating and travelling from Matnog, Sorsogon Port to Allen, Northern Samar, while seacrafts taking off from Bulan Port, Sorsogon to Allen, Northern Samar are solely for mercy missions
*Cost of damages
A total of P35,527,886,330.67 worth of damages (P18,206,735,334.29 to infrastructure and P17,321,150,996.38 to agriculture) were reported in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, and Caraga.
*Damages to Infrastructure:
Roads/Bridges and other structures: P14,482,253,884.29
Flood Control: P230,393,000
Health Facilities: P1,184,264,800
*Damages to Agriculture:
Crops (rice, corn, other crops): P7,277,150,764.29
Irrigation Facilities: P212,700,000
Other agricultural infrastructure:P1,650,862,530
Power outage is being experienced on various areas in the following provinces:
Palawan (2 towns unrestored)
Aklan (13 towns unrestored, Target Dec
Antique (3 towns unrestored)
Iloilo (9 towns unrestored, Target 1 town on Dec 7, the other 10 towns on Dec 20)
Capiz (14 towns unrestored, Target Dec 19)
Cebu (5 towns unrestored, Target 2 towns on Nov 27, the other 3 towns on Dec 16)
Leyte (24 towns unrestored, Target on December)
Biliran (7 towns unrestored, Target Dec 7)
Samar (13 towns unrestored, Target Dec)
Eastern Samar (14 towns unrestored, Target Dec 22)
Northern Samar (24 towns unrestored)
As of November 22, 2013, NGCP reported that there were a total of 1,959 transmission facilities that were damaged including backbone transmission lines, steel poles, and converter stations.
Power in Bohol, Mindoro, Masbate, Negros Occidental, Ormoc City, Leyte; and in the municipalities of Anilao, Banate, Barotac Viejo and Ajuy, all of Iloilo have been restored.
Palawan – Busuanga town proper is functional. Coron is implementing a rationing system.
Capiz – Metro Roxas Water District and Municipal Water District has resumed services, but water supply remains limited
Antique – 40% of municipal water districts operational
Iloilo – 70% of municipal water districts operational
Leyte – supply is sufficient as of 15 November 2013. 22 towns and 3 cities have access to water
Western Samar – 7 towns and 1 city have access to water
Eastern Samar – 11 towns have access to water
*State of Calamity
Presidential Proclamation No. 682, s. 2013, Declaring A State of National Calamity in Samar provinces, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, and Palawan.
*Cost of assistance
A total of P1,046,969,910.67 worth of relief assistance was provided to affected families in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VII, X, XI and CARAGA:
*Prepositioned and deployed assets
A total of 35,381 personnel, 1,351 vehicles,112 seacraft, 163 aircraft, and other assets / equipment from National and Local Agencies, Responders and Volunteer Organizations were deployed to strategic areas to facilitate response and relief operations.
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