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Cost of ‘Lawin’ damage to Region II, CAR now at P11.79B – NDRRMC

Nov 7, 2016 @ 13:43

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Monday, November 7, announced that damage to agriculture and infrastructure, inflicted by Typhoon “Lawin” to Region II and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), has now hit the P11.79 billion mark.

Assessment conducted by the NDRRMC last October 19 show that in Region II and Cordillera Administrative Region, the combined damage to agriculture and infrastructure was at P11.79 billion — P8.39 billion for agriculture and PHP3.40 billion for infrastructure.

The typhoon also damaged a total of 254,314 houses, 251,956 were partially damaged while 38,358 were totally destroyed.

Executive Director Ricardo Jalad said post-disaster assessment teams have been deployed in areas battered by typhoon “Lawin” in northern Luzon to determine the extent of damage and rehabilitation needs.

Jalad said the team would also validate the preliminary assessment findings.

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