THE National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Monday has recorded 17 individuals as fatalities while seven others are still missing in the wake of Typhoon Jolina’s wrath.
In its recent situational report, the disaster management agency has further logged 24 males wounded due to the tropical storm.
Due to its heavy rains and strong winds, Typhoon Jolina has affected 81,048 families or a total of 313,373 individuals across 1,346 barangays in National Capital Region (NCR), CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Central Luzon, Bicol, Western and Eastern Visayas, and South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos (Soccsksargen).
At least 8,924 houses and 93 infrastructures were damaged, with total costs estimated at around P63,456,053.
Meanwhile, P665.11 million estimated cost of damage to agriculture has been noted by the council.
Despite the destructive aftermath, no declaration of state of calamity has been made since Jolina’s onslaught.
Of six landfalls the tropical storm made, five occurred in Eastern Visayas while the remaining one happened in the Bicol region.
Jolina’s category has been raised to and referred as a severe tropical storm prior to its exit from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday night.