By: Philippine News Agency November 22, 2013 10:26 AM
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced on Friday that the partial and official death toll for super typhoon "Yolanda" now stands at 4,015.
In its update, NDRRMC said the four latest fatality died due to drowning from Occidental Mindoro in Region 4-B.
The agency also reported that the number of injured in the calamity has now reached 18,567 with 1,602 still missing.
Families displaced by "Yolanda" is now placed at 2,157,726 families (equivalent to 10,023,075 individuals) residing in 10,736 barangays in 44 provinces, 574 municipalities and 57 cities in Regions 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and CARAGA.
Of these, 81,792 families or 381,022 people are staying in 1,529 evacuation centers.
Total damage was placed at P12.65 billion -- with damage to infrastructure reaching P2.14 billion and P10.51 billion for agriculture.
The NDRRMC said more than one million houses had been damaged, 536,313 of them totally and 549,133 partially.
Power outage is still being experienced in some areas of Mimaropa (provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), Bicol, and Visayas.
The agency added that as of Wednesday, the Task Force Clearing and Cleaning reported that some 41 percent of the debris in Tacloban City had been cleared.
Meanwhile, the estimated cost of assistance for the affected families has reached P473,838,733.02, NDRRMC said.
The Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) has allocated P352,391,695.66; local government units (LGUs), P43,756,779.27; Department of Health (DOH), P28,286,692.55; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P49,403,284.54.
A total of 33,692 personnel, 1,324 vehicles, 109 sea crafts, 162 aircraft and 27,685 other assets/equipment from the national and local agencies had been mobilized.
Responders and volunteer groups and organizations are in various strategic areas to facilitate and expedite response operations, it added.