Update on Ulysses Death Count From NDRRMC
ULYSSES DEATH COUNT – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) gave an update on the deaths caused by Typhoon Ulysses as of today, November 14.
Recently, several areas in the Philippines were hit by Typhoon Ulysses. Some of these areas have yet to recover from Typhoon Rolly when Ulysses entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Ulysses brought heavy rainfall that led to flooding in several cities and provinces in the country. In Rizal, some residents had to climb their rooftops to avoid the rising water level which reached even the second floor of some houses.
Catanduanes province is one of those that were hit by both tropical storms Rolly and Ulysses. The typhoons triggered landslide and as well as flood in the province.
Marikina City also face severe flooding due to Typhoon Ulysses. The areas that did not experience flooding in previous tropical storms was reached by flood triggered by Ulysses.
Mayor Marcy Teodoro asked helped from the national government as many of his constituents were forced to climb their roof to evade the rising water level. The LGU has 50 rubber boats but those were not enough to rescue everyone.
Yesterday, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Ano reported 14 deaths caused by Ulysses. The Department has conflicting counts with other authorities as confirmation will still be done.
Today, November 14, the NDRRMC gave an update on Ulysses death count. Based on a report on GMA News, NDRRMC spokesman Mark Timbal said that 32 deaths were recorded.
The 32 Ulysses death count includes 15 casualties from Region II, 5 from Region V, and 6 each from Calabarzon and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
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