Damage caused by 'Agaton' now at P329M

Posted at 01/20/14 2:55 PM

MANILA -- Floods and landslides caused by a low pressure area has reached P328.8 million, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) said.

This amount includes a total of P125,383,750 worth of infrastructure that were damaged by the LPA, which was previously named tropical depression "Agaton."

"Agaton" damaged several roads and bridges in the provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur, leaving some barangays isolated.

Damage to agriculture has reached P203,430,586. This amount does not include the damage to harvested crops and livestock.

The death toll from "Agaton" has risen to 40, with 65 others wounded.

Around 120,000 individuals are currently staying in evacuation centers, while 723,000 individuals are affected.

State weather bureau PAGASA has downgraded "Agaton" to a low pressure area (LPA), lifting all public storm warning signals.

However, the LPA will still bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Northern Mindanao, Caraga and Davao Region. -- with reports from dzMM