Mon. Oct 18th, 2021

The damage caused by Tropical Storm “Auring” has reached P102.98 million, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Friday. 

In its update, the NDRRMC said agricultural damage from the cyclone was placed at P79.38 million in the Caraga region while damage to infrastructure has so far amounted to P23.6 million in the regions of Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Davao, and Caraga.

Meanwhile, “Auring” has affected a total of 64,056 families in Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao region, and Caraga.

Of these, 1,045 families are being sheltered in 20 evacuation centers while 246 families are sheltering with their relatives and friends.

The death toll from the storm remains at one, with two injured and four missing, all in Caraga, and still being validated.

Damaged houses numbered 1,340, with 348 classified as destroyed and 992 as damaged, in Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao region, and Caraga. 

Auring was the country’s first major weather disturbance for the current year. SOVEREIGNPH

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