Over 1,300 families in Ilocos Norte affected by 'Vinta'
MANILA -- Typhoon "Vinta" left over 1,000 houses in Ilocos Norte either flooded or damaged, affecting 1,377 families, according to the latest report from the provincial disaster response council.
The Ilocos Norte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), chaired by Governor Imee Marcos, said at least 22 houses were totally destroyed while 929 were partially damaged, with 100 had their roofing blown off.
A total of 426 houses, mostly in Pagudpud town, were flooded.
Several rice fields were also flooded, leaving an estimated damage of over P21.8 million.
"The agricultural damage is higher than expected...up to sixty percent is gone," said Marcos, adding that major crops and livestock from several towns also suffered.
The Ilocos Norte PDRRMC estimated the damages to the province's agriculture and infrastructure at over P32 million.
Electricity and communication lines have already been restored in some areas.
Several roads have also been cleared of uprooted trees and electric posts.
No fatality was reported in the onslaught of Vinta.
However, a 33-year-old man from Barangay Davila, Pasuquin town, identified as Blas Ramos, was reportedly wounded after a tree fell on his vehicle during the surge of the typhoon.
Marcos has already tasked the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office to identify the affected families to render further financial assistance and provide them with roofing materials.