|The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said only one of the casualties has been confirmed while 13 are still being validated. (Photo from Eagle News)|
[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] MANILA — Fourteen persons reportedly died due to various reasons related to Tropical Storm Jolina’s heavy rains, flooding and landslides in various areas of Luzon and the Visayas, PhilStar reported. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said only one of the casualties has been confirmed while 13 are still being validated.
The lone validated fatality who drowned was identified as Jovert Manalo Garay, 21, a fisherman and resident of Sitio Lagundian, Barangay Tungib in Buenavista, Marinduque. Data as of yesterday afternoon said 20 persons were reported injured while four were reported as missing and are now the subject of search and rescue operations. The NDRRMC said Jolina (international name Consun) affected a total of 617 barangays covering 28,444 families or 109,680 individuals.
Of the number, 2,580 families or 9,797 persons are seeking shelter and receiving support in 245 different evacuation centers.The NDRRMC said areas affected by the storm include Region 3, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Regions 5, 6, 8, 12 and the National Capital Region. Damage to agriculture has so far been estimated to reach P256 million mostly in Regions 5, 6, 8 and Mimaropa.