The latest National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) report said Super Typhoon Rolly affected over two million residents from 12 regions.
The reisidents came from Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, Cordillera Administrative Region and the National Capital Region.
Meanwhile, the Office of Civil Defense V reported that Rolly left at least 16 people dead. Of the number, 10 were from Albay (Daraga, 1; Guinobatan, 3; Malinao, 2; Oas, 1; Polangui, 1; Tabaco City, 2) while six were from Catanduanes (Gigmoto, 1; Virac, 4; San Miguel, 1).
According to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, three people were reported missing. The DILG chief added the number of casualties would be higher if local government units did not enforce preemptive evacuation in the areas on Rolly’s track.
Jalad said a total of 108,555 families or 389,867 people were preemptively evacuated in Regions III, CAR, NCR, CALABARZON, V, and VIII.
Jalad said the assessment is still ongoing to determine the extent of damages due to Super Typhoon Rolly.
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Super Typhoon Rolly damaged agriculture, infrastructure
Meanwhile, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said in the same briefing that damage to agriculture already amounted to P1.1 billion.