Typhoon Paeng Death Toll: NDRRMC Reveal Number of Deaths Caused by Calamity
TYPHOON PAENG – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported the deaths caused by Typhoon Paeng.
On Friday (October 28, 2022), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that Tropical Storm Paeng will affect the country’s weather conditions.
According to the most recent information released on Sunday by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the number of people killed by Tropical Storm Paeng has risen to 48. The number of injured victims has also increased to 40, and as of Sunday morning, 22 persons are still missing.
According to the NDRRMC report, the storm in the Bangsamoro region left 40 people dead and 10 missings. Data from Maguindanao’s Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) stated that up to 53 people were killed and 22 went missing.
According to the most recent data from the NDRRMC, the typhoon may have affected up to 932,077 people—or 277,383 families—across 46 provinces in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Over 364,000 people were left homeless, and some of them stayed in 2,125 evacuation centers nationwide.
NDRRMC said typhoon Paeng damaged nearly 700 homes, 159 of which were completely destroyed. In 10 areas—Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, Western, Central, and Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Davao Region—about 40,319 people were evacuated in advance.
533 farmers and 39 hectares of crops were impacted, resulting in estimated agricultural losses of P54.9 million. In two provinces, a state of calamity has been declared over fifty-five cities and towns.
The NDRRMC further stated that, as of Sunday, only one area’s reception had been restored across 39 areas with communication line issues.
The government has already given affected residents P5 million worth of assistance through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local units. Most of the aid given to the victims was food packs.
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