Jan 082015

Forest debris awashed by Seniang litter shores of Misamis town

Forest debris awashed by Seniang litter shores of Misamis town. People sift through logs, sticks and dead animals washed on the shoreline of Talisayan, Misamis Oriental on Wednesday, January 7, after some of their huts were destroyed by the debris that reportedly came from Agusan and Surigao provinces following strong rains brought by Typhoon Seniang. Gerry Gorit

The damage from Tropical Storm Seniang rose to P809.9 million as of Friday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

In its 8 a.m. update, the NDRRMC noted increases in the damage caused by Seniang to both agriculture and infrastructure.

Of the total P809,941,934.75 damage as of Friday, P719,205,534.75 was to agriculture while P90,736,400 was to infrastructure.

The damage estimate covered Mimaropa in Luzon; Western, Central and Eastern Visayas; Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao, and Caraga.

On the other hand, the death toll remained at 66, with 43 injured and six missing.

At least 124,305 families or 578,549 people were affected.

Some 27 roads and 20 bridges in Bicol, Western, Central and Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Caraga remained impassable. Joel Locsin/LBG, GMA News

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