Sep 252014

The death toll from Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) climbed further to 17 as of Thursday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

In its update posted on its website Thursday evening, the NDRRMC identified the most recent fatality as Tessy Aragon, 59, of Malanday in Marikina City.

Aragon died from drowning, the NDRRMC said.

The NDRRMC also said 16 were injured while four are still missing.

The agency said Mario has affected 419,592 families or 1,904,537 people in 1,698 barangays in 27 provinces in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central and Southern Luzon, Bicol, Central Visayas, cordillera and Metro Manila.

Of these, 13,996 families or 59,307 people are staying in 265 evacuation centers.


Damage was estimated at P1,514,531,230.46, including P585,207,721.02 in infrastructure and P929,323,509.44 in agriculture.

Some 1,839 houses were destroyed while 3,858 were damaged in Ilocos, Central and Southern Luzon, and Cordillera.

Meanwhile, 56 roads and two bridges are still not passable in Ilocos, Cagayan valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, Central Visayas, Cordillera and Metro Manila.

At least 45 areas in Pangasinan and La Union in Region 1 and Pampanga and Bulacan in Region 3 are still flooded. Joel Locsin/NB, GMA News

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