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Super typhoon Lawin infra, agri damage in Cagayan reaches P8.5B

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines-Super Typhoon Lawin has left P8.5 billion of damages in agriculture and infrastructure in Cagayan province alone, according to the latest data of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC).

In its summary report, the PDRRMC-Cagayan said the province has lost 66,896 hectares or P5,036,930,000 of rice crops, 9,070 or P498,876,950 of corn crops, 2,511 hectares or P66,613,550 of fisheries and P143,632,500 of high-value commercial vegetable crops.

The overall damage in agriculture is P5,746,052,600.

Meanwhile, Lawin left P2,821,680,600 worth of damages in classrooms, offices, district hospitals, capitol, sports complex, provincial roads and bridges.

The damages in infrastructure did not include the over 25,000 totally damaged houses and 93,834 partially damaged.

The PDRRMC said Lawin has affected over 187,000 families or 800,000 individuals, killing 4 and hurting at least 40 individuals.

Relief operations, power restoration

Local government units and non-government organizations (NGOs) continue to provide relief goods and cash aid to typhoon victims.

Even Davao City and typhoon-hit Isabela province has donated relief assistance to typhoon victims.

According to the Cagayan provincial information office, Davao City gave the province a P1.8 million cash assistance.

The Cagayan provincial government also set up a relief operation packing center in the provincial coliseum.

Most areas in the province still have no supply of power, although the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said they already completed the re-energization of its facilities, leaving the last step of power restoration to electric cooperatives.

Southern Cagayan electric cooperative CAGELCO I said they are expecting that it will took them up to 2 months to completely restore the power.

One Meralco Foundation and electric cooperatives in Central Luzon are also helping in the rehabilitation of electric lines. TNF

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