Death Toll Rises After Typhoon Ulysses Batters Luzon
TYPHOON ULYSSES – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) gave an update on the deaths caused by Typhoon Ulysses as of today, November 15.
The Philippines’ 21st tropical cyclone for 2020, Typhoon Ulysses (International name: Vamco), began pummeling a large part of Luzon overnight with fierce winds and torrential rains. The Bicol region was the first to face the typhoon’s wrath.
The typhoon then battered Central Luzon, Metro Manila, and Calabarzon. Ulysses unleashed powerful winds and heavy rain that left the neighborhoods submerged.
Typhoon Ulysses left PAR on Friday morning after triggering landslides and deadly floods. The natural disaster caused billions of pesos worth of damage to structures.
Based on a report from ABS-CBN, the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of people who have died from the strong typhoon has climbed to 67 while 12 remain missing.
NDRRMC spokesperson Mark Timbal said at least 21 others were injured after Typhoon Ulysses battered Luzon and brought floods reminiscent of 2009 typhoon Ondoy. He said 22 people were reported dead in Cagayan Valley, 17 in Calabarzon, 2 in Central Luzon, 8 in Metro Manila, 8 in Bicol, and 10 in Cordilleras.
In a report released on Saturday, NDRRMC said some 1.1 million persons were affected by the typhoon. The agency said 370,000 individuals were forced to leave their homes for safety even as the coronavirus pandemic lingers.
Mark Timbal said the typhoon left in its wake some PHP469.7 million worth of infrastructure damage and PHP1.19 billion worth of agricultural damage. The spokesperson said 25,852 homes were destroyed during the typhoon.
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