TROPICAL depression “Auring,” which has weakened into a low pressure area (LPA) before leaving the country, has left one fatality and two missing in the region of Caraga and affected almost 32,000 families, the country’s disaster council reported on Tuesday.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) did not identify the victims or where they lived in its Tuesday update because they have yet to be validated by authorities.
The NDRRMC also recorded that a total of 31,884 families or 121,970 persons were affected by the weather disturbance in the regions of Caraga, Northern Mindanao and Davao. Of the number, 19,898 families or 77,811 persons are staying in evacuation sites.
The council has not included the cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure but indicated that at least 240 houses had been destroyed in the provinces of Davao de Oro (formerly Compostela Valley), Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.
Eleven roads and two bridges were reportedly not passable in the regions of Bicol, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Davao and Caraga.
Flooding and landslide were also monitored in the provinces of Sorsogon, Negros Oriental, Southern Leyte and Davao de Oro, the NDRRMC said.